About Us

Our Mission

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy, legal, and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity.

NYU CCS is a collaboration between NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and other NYU schools and departments.

In its short history, CCS has logged a number of significant accomplishments, including:

  • Established the largest student-run cybersecurity conference, with tens of thousands of participants across sites in 6 countries.
  • Lead research projects that have an immediate and profound impact on society as whole. Recent such initiatives include providing transparency on who is placing political ads on social media and how to identify photos that have been digitally manipulated,
  • Deployed security systems that protect millions of Linux systems, automobiles, git servers and clients,  and cloud computing instances
  • Launched innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs to instill legal and policy capabilities into the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, such as the NYU Cyber Fellows online degree program.
  • Underwritten the education of “a new generation of technology lawyers” who can analyze the most complex technology law and policy issues, but have also “mastered the technical understandings of the discipline” through the Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law.
  • Created research projects that work across engineering disciplines, such as an in-development  graduate level course on cybersecurity in additive manufacturing  that is designed to “provide a security mindset to mechanical engineers and materials scientists.”
  • Established successful working relationship with both for profit and open source companies.
  • Cultivated ties to the cybersecurity industry and government agencies in NYC.

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