Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW)

November 10, 2016
thru November 12, 2016

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Randal Milch to Join NYTECH Panel on Data Security

January 23, 2017

“Data Security: Protecting Your Customers and Your Company In Dangerous Times”

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 1375 Broadway, 23rd Floor



Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?

December 2, 2016


Judith Germano

Mid-November marked the end of the comment period for New York’s “first in nation” proposed cybersecurity legislation for financial institutions. As the hot topic of the day, many regulators and government officials have felt compelled to take a stand on cybersecurity. It seems counterintuitive to set out to protect constituents by inaction. But the wrong type of action, including through inflexible and far-reaching state required mandates, only adds to the growing clamor of distractions about how companies should best secure their systems.

What Is Cyber Collateral Damage? And Why Does It Matter?

November 15, 2016


Zachary K. Goldman and Sasha Romanosky

What happens when the consequences of a cyberattack are not physical? What happens when a digital missile destroys or corrupts data in a manner that is not intended by the person launching a lawful cyberattack? Current legal and policy frameworks for assessing collateral damage do not squarely address the matter (or at least they do not do so publicly)—and that needs to change.

Wanted: Smart Public Policy for Internet of Things Security

November 10, 2016


Increasingly, the Internet of Things has become a weapon in hackers’ schemes…Now, experts in the U.S. are asking regulators to step in. Calls for public policy to improve device security have reached a fever pitch following a series of high-profile denial-of-service attacks leveraged in part by unsuspecting DVRs, routers, and webcams. In October, hackers flooded the Internet service company Dyn with traffic by assembling millions of IoT devices into a virtual botnet using a malicious program called Mirai.

ASPIRE scholars win first place in 2016 Cyber Security Case Study Competition

December 8, 2016

The Center for Cybersecurity is thrilled to announce that our scholars Kevin Kirby, Anthony Masi, and Fernando Maymi won the first place prize in the 2016 Lab Cyber Security Case Study competition, hosted by The Economist. Their winning proposal, Votebook, is a model for blockchain-supported elections that is secure, scalable, and consistent with current voter behavior and expectations of privacy. View their video proposal here, and their full paper here.

See video from our “Women Leaders in Cybersecurity” conference

October 28, 2016


Footage from our day-long discussion of closing the gender gap in cybersecurity is now available. See more details about the event here.