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McCoy and Edelson aid “responsible disclosure” of Facebook papers

Cybersecurity for Democracy researchers Dr. Damon McCoy and Dr. Laura Edelson recently served as part of a team of experts that assisted in publishing the Facebook Papers. Compiled and released by Gizmodo, the papers released by whistleblower Frances Haugen last November, are now accessible at https://gizmodo.com/facebook-papers-how-to-read-1848702919. The independent advisory team was employed because Gizmodo recognized...

TRAPS project to secure power systems receives DOE grant
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TRAPS project to secure power systems receives DOE grant

U.S. power systems represent an increasingly desirable target for cyber hackers. An IBM report, cited in The New York Times last May, noted that “the energy industry was the third most targeted sector for such attacks in 2020, behind only finance and manufacturing.” To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on April...

Identifying Barriers to Accurate Fact-Checking
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Identifying Barriers to Accurate Fact-Checking

In the battle against disinformation, fact checkers are the first line of defense. Yet, a recent study reveals these individual face some serious barriers in completing their tasks. The principal problem is the procedures that govern how their job have not kept pace with the volume of information. As a result, “the rate at which...

Gupta honored as a Fellow of ASM International
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Gupta honored as a Fellow of ASM International

Dr. Nikhil Gupta, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was recently named a Fellow of  ASM International. In doing so the global organization of more than 20,000 members recognizes Gupta for making “significant contributions in the field of materials science and engineering.” Considered one of the highest honors in the materials engineering field, Gupta was...

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in-toto project moves to the CNCF Incubator

The in-toto project was recently promoted to the incubator of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The announcement was made in a press release issued March 10, 2022. The CNCF is a Linux Foundation program that supports development of promising new open source technologies. in-toto was developed in the Secure Systems Laboratory at NYU’s Tandon School...

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Uptane releases new version of its Standard

On March 18, the Uptane project announced the release of Uptane Standard for Design and Implementation V.2.0.0 . This new edition of the Standard reflects the secure software update project’s evolution towards greater adaptability in meeting the emerging threats of sophisticated cyber attackers. In V.2.0.0 of its Standard, the Uptane project mandates a few key...

A New Disinformation Threat: Kitty Videos
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A New Disinformation Threat: Kitty Videos

In a recent appearance on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” Tandon Ph.D. candidate Laura Edelson named a surprising new platform for disinformation campaigns: kitten videos. Edelson, who is co-director of the Cybersecurity for Democracy initiative of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity, was invited to the TBS show to explain how cat videos are used to lure...

CCS Faculty Member Dolan-Gavitt Receives NSF CAREER Award
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CCS Faculty Member Dolan-Gavitt Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a faculty member with NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity, was named a recipient of a 2022 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. Known as a CAREER Award, it is given to “early-career faculty who have the potential to...

CSAW panel discusses the security challenges of 5G
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CSAW panel discusses the security challenges of 5G

In November 2021, the Center for Cybersecurity at NYU Tandon hosted a panel on the growing cyber threats to 5G networks. As one 2021 survey estimates that the global market for 5G infrastructure will grow by about 800% in the next five years, threats such as the ones listed below can not be ignored. Massive...