The Worst Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches of 2017

December 29, 2017

In 2017, a spate of high-profile attacks brought the healthcare industry’s need to strengthen its cybersecurity into sharp focus. Ransomware, like WannaCry and NotPetya, has wreaked havoc in small hospitals and biopharma giants alike, and the vulnerabilities appear widespread and acute, experts said. … “If you were hit by WannaCry, you were really doing something very wrong,” said Justin Cappos, PhD, associate professor of systems and security at [the NYU Tandon School of Engineering] Computer Science and Engineering Department.

3D Printing Industry Review Of The Year May 2017

December 27, 2017

A month of celebration – in May we held the first ever annual 3D Printing Industry Awards and hosted a gala dinner of esteemed guests including Siemens, 3D Systems, Ultimaker, Zortrax, Desktop Metal, Shining 3D, Markforged, Zortrax, Sinterit, HP, Dassault Systèmes, DWS, Autodesk, Polymaker and UCL. … And a team at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, published a paper of interest to high-risk manufacturing describing a method on adding deliberate mistakes to .stl files as a means of security.

The Cyber and Critical Infrastructures Nexus: Interdependencies, Dependencies and Their Impacts on Public Services

December 27, 2017

Rae Zimmerman

Critical infrastructures (CI) provide fundamental services in ways that are essential to the social and economic fabric of society. These infrastructures are apparently becoming increasingly interconnected with one another (Saidi et al. 2018: 1), and these interconnections appear in the form of interdependencies and dependencies. Information technologies or information and communications technologies (ICT) are often a major location point for that interconnectivity and have been increasingly so for some CI sectors, not only within single infrastructure sectors, subsectors, or subsector components, but also among different infrastructure sectors.

CCS and C2SMART Center Post-Doc Opportunity

December 20, 2017

The C2SMART Center and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity ( 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
Applications should be submitted at: