March 22, 2018
The telephone and Internet giant AT&T wants to buy the media conglomerate Time Warner. President Trump has opposed this $85 billion deal, and the U.S. Justice Department is in federal court to try and stop it. The opening arguments are scheduled to begin this week…. [Center for Cybersecurity Co-Chair Randy] Milch says a judgment against AT&T may well ice future corporate deals.
January 13, 2018
Automakers and suppliers are making progress in protecting vehicles from cyber attacks, but the car-hacking threat is still real and could get increasingly serious in the future when driverless vehicles begin talking to each other. … Justin Cappos, a computer science professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, said one of the more promising ways to stay ahead of hackers is through regular over-the-air software updates to fix vulnerabilities as soon as they become known.
January 26, 2018
New York University Tandon School of Engineering, in partnership with New York City Cyber Command, today launched the New York Cyber Fellows, a unique, affordable online cybersecurity master’s degree program designed in conjunction with leading New York City employers to address the acute shortage of highly trained technical professionals in the city and nation.
January 18, 2018
On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island. … “Right now we haven’t seen much of it because there are so many IoT systems already out there with even more trivially exploitable problems like default passwords,” says Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, a software analysis and embedded device researcher at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering]. “So until those become more scarce, I wouldn’t expect attackers to expend effort.”
December 20, 2017
The C2SMART Center and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (cyber.nyu.edu) are jointly seeking to hire a Post-doctoral fellow to conduct state-of-the art research on emerging transportation cybersecurity problems.
With the emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles as well as the increasing levels of automation of all transportation systems, there is a growing recognition of cybersecurity threats to all of the transportation system components including vehicles, users, and cyber and physical infrastructures. This candidate will work closely with faculty and students in:
- Researching and identifying cybersecurity issues faced in automated implementations of transportation systems
- Developing multi-disciplinary solutions targeted at intrusion detection and vulnerable transportation infrastructure
- Preparing and designing protocols designed to ensure automated systems and platforms are adequately identifying and preparing for cybersecurity threats
- Leading outreach efforts for increasing agency awareness of transportation cybersecurity