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TIAA wins CSO50 Award for efforts to reduce the cybersecurity talent crunch

A collaboration between TIAA and NYU Tandon was honored this spring with a CSO50 award. Given by the CSO news service, the award recognizes organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The TIAA/Tandon program makes it easier for TIAA employees to complete cybersecurity training, thus better meeting the...

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CCS Co-founder Memon on Deepfakes: “We must restore our ability to believe our eyes and ears”

Deepfakes have emerged as a serious cybersecurity threat at a time when “people are more likely to be influenced by images and less likely to critically assess them,” according to NYU Tandon’s Dr. Nasir Memon. Writing in IEEE Transmitter, the co-founder of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity, discussed the dangers of a world where deepfakes make...

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Edelson on CBS “Sunday Morning:” Misinformation is more likely to be shared

The problem is not just that misinformation exists on social media, but that it is more popular than factual content. Laura Edelson, a Ph.D. candidate at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, confirmed this problem in an appearance on the CBS program Sunday Morning. “Facebook is a user-interaction maximizing machine… that’s what Facebook is built...

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NYU Researcher Addresses Congress on Disinformation

On September 28, 2021, Laura Edelson, co-leader of the Cybersecurity for Democracy project at NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Edelson, who is also a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at NYU Tandon, was part of a panel providing input on “The Disinformation Black...

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CCS researchers find Github CoPilot generates vulnerable code 40% of the time

A recent study by cybersecurity researchers at NYU Tandon finds that a significant amount of the code generated by Github CoPilot programming assistant is, at best, buggy, and at worst, potentially vulnerable to attack. The researchers drew their conclusion after creating 89 potential scenarios and having CoPilot output 1,692 programs. When these programs were reviewed,...

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Cappos: To end ransomware attacks, stop paying ransom

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and a primary reason why is that such attacks are profitable. Therefore, to stop the crime, make sure it doesn’t pay. In a July 9 article in Yahoo Finance, NYU associate professor Justin Cappos notes that, “if no one had ever paid ransom for ransomware…then it would have faded...

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DM webinar looks at threats to supply chain security

Recent cyber attacks, such as SolarWinds, highlight the vulnerability of industrial supply chains. Given the high visibility of these attacks, it’s not surprising that a four-part webinar series on cybersecurity challenges in 3D manufacturing would include a look at how to deal with this issue. The July 1 event featured Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam of Texas...

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To close the cybersecurity talent gap, open new entry paths

How will we find the workforce needed to fill the currently more than 3 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally? Dr. Nasir Memon suggests the key is to open the profession to a wider cross-section of individuals. At a June 10 SecureWorld event on meeting the increasing demand for trained cybersecurity professionals, the co-founder of NYU’s...

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Cappos talks cyber protection for cars and companies in NYU “Braniacs” Segment

Justin Cappos, an NYU associate professor of computer science and engineering, was featured in a segment of NYUs Braniacs. Cappos highlighted two of his secure projects: Uptane, which protects the computing units in car, and in-toto that secures software supply chains for companies. You can watch the brief segments here. The Cappos interview begins at...