About Us

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy landscape on issues of technology and security. The Center is a collaboration among NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and other NYU schools and departments. The Center has physical locations in New York City and at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, as well as a network of scholars and practitioners in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

Center Initiatives

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity  engages in a wide range of activities.

Student Scholarships. The Center is home to several scholarship programs for students committed to interdisciplinary work on cybersecurity that draw students from across the University. Our scholarship programs expose students to the most advanced research methods and most challenging questions of the contemporary cybersecurity debate.

Events. Faculty, fellows, and other members of the Center organize a wide range of events under the auspices of the Center and in partnership with other academic institutions, government agencies, and private companies. Our conferences, roundtables, workshops, and other events aim to inform the public debate about technology and security, develop professional communities around specific cybersecurity topics, and further advance the educational mission of NYU.

Interdisciplinary Research. Faculty, fellows, visiting professors, and others are engaged in cutting-edge research designed to advance the state of the art in cybersecurity.

Teaching. Faculty, fellows, and other affiliated staff of the Center tech classes on issues of technology, security, and privacy that bring interdisciplinary approaches to bear on classroom instruction.

Focus Areas

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity specializes in the following substantive areas:

Cyber Governance. The Center’s work in this area aims to identify the appropriate roles and obligations of various stakeholders—including private companies and various government agencies—in the cybersecurity discussion. The Center examines the full spectrum of diverse cyber governance challenges, ranging from issues of technical capacity to legal regulation, including the commercial incentives that drive corporate behavior with respect to cybersecurity decision-making.

Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity. Our work focuses on developing solutions designed to ensure the integrity of systems and to disrupt the networks of criminals that perpetrate cyber attacks. Specific problems include digital and device forensics, mapping and disrupting cyber crime networks, and detection and prevention of counterfeits. Underlying the Center’s work on these issues is consideration of evolving conceptions of privacy, and the development of legal frameworks governing the ways in which data can be collected, retained, processed, analyzed, and used.

Human Behavior. We investigate the ways in which data is generated, analyzed, and used by people and corporations, and the ways in which emerging technologies shape the debate about expectations of privacy and the use of technological systems. The Center’s work emphasizes the human aspect of governing technical systems, and has a significant transnational dimension, analyzing the ways in which divergent conceptions of privacy in different parts of the world affect the management of data by individuals and corporations.