Intel funds NYU Abu Dhabi cyber security research

American tech giant Intel has awarded NYU Abu Dhabi a three-year, $300,000 grant to help with research into new ways of securely testing and configuring computer chips by third-party companies, it was announced on Sunday. The research, being conducted by NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Dean of Engineering [and research assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Tandon] Ozgur Sinanoglu, allows tech companies to obfuscate security critical data – such as the chips serial ID – by using a secret key pre-loaded onto the chip.