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 most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity conference, with tens of thousands of participants across sites in as many as 6 countries.
- Lead research projects that have an immediate and profound impact on society as whole. Recent such initiatives include conducting a study that reveals social media posts containing misinformation had much higher engagement levels than posts that were accurate, the creation of an open source library that can fight deepfakes by supporting modeling and optimization of photo acquisition and distribution pipelines, and the application of new encryption strategies that can enable microchips to be moved through a supply chain without decrypting them first.
- Deployed security systems that protect software update strategies and software supply chains for 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.
- Underwrote 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 a number of initiatives in the area of additive manufacturing. These programs bring together expertise from mechanical engineering, materials science, and electrical and computer engineering.
- Established successful working relationship with both for profit and open source companies.
- Cultivated ties to the cybersecurity industry and government agencies in NYC.