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Introducing the 2021 CCS Ph.D.s

Five doctoral candidates affiliated with the NYU Center for Cybersecurity were officially declared graduates at Commencement Services on May 19. Let’s congratulate the Center’s newly minted doctors as they head off to positions in both industry and academia. Periwinkle Doerfler (Advisor: Dr. Damon McCoy) Ph.D., Computer Science Periwinkle successfully defended her dissertation on  “’Adversarial ‘Intended’ Usage...

CCS Ph.D. graduate Doerfler featured in 2021 “Commencement Profile”
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CCS Ph.D. graduate Doerfler featured in 2021 “Commencement Profile”

Dr. Periwinkle Doerfler from the Computer Science and Engineering department was one of 18 NYU Tandon graduates from all levels featured in a series of “2021 Commencement Profiles” shared on the school’s website and featured in the ceremony’s program. In the profile, Doerfler, one of five CCS-affiliated doctoral candidates to be awarded a Ph.D. at...

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Tandon research projects tap emerging encryption strategies to better secure data

The early months of 2021 have been a productive period for Dr. Brandon Reagen, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and a member of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS). His recent initiatives to enhance data security have included two different projects utilizing an increasingly popular form of encryption called fully homomorphic encryption...

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Tandon research team reveals GANs cannot completely protect identity

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are machine-learning (ML) systems used to “scrub” images of any traces of personal identity. But, after exploring the machine-learning frameworks behind these tools, a team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggest that these scrubbed images leave a lot of “residue” behind. The...

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Political Ad Initiative Broadens its Focus, Changes its Name

For the past few years, NYU Tandon Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Dr. Damon McCoy and Ph.D. candidate Laura Edelson have been peering behind the curtain of social media to reveal the sources behind political ads and content, and to use data analysis to expose possible disinformation campaigns. Through the Online Political Advertising...

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Uptane welcomes its newest corporate member–EnGIS Technologies

EnGIS Technologies, Inc. a leading supplier of automotive software solutions, announced on February 8, 2021, that it has joined the Uptane project under the umbrella of the  Joint Development Foundation of the Linux Foundation. The Seoul, South Korea-based company makes this step as it begins work on integrating the Uptane framework into its EnAIR Over-The-Air (OTA) software...

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Solar Winds attack confirms fears of cyber professionals about nation-state threats

The recent SolarWinds attack that released sensitive data from multiple Federal and local government entities confirmed the worst long-held fear of cybersecurity experts: that organized hacks supported by the resources of nation states were no longer the stuff of dystopian science fiction. This change in attitude was confirmed by a 5% rise in nation-state hacking...

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NYU Tandon Cyber Fellows gain a valuable new training partner

RangeForce, a cloud-based cyber range that provides hands-on training in cybersecurity, announced in early January 2021 that it was partnering with the Cyber Fellows program at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. By providing access to the company’s RangeForce Interactive CyberSkills Training Platform, the students will be able to use more than 400...

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Gupta provides insights on 3-D printing vulnerabilities

A recent article in  Science Line about an online workshop called “Live Breaking into Encrypted 3D Printer,” features a quote from Dr. Nikhil Gupta, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Gupta, who has published several papers and last year lead a series of workshops at...

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Uptane releases V.1.1.0 of its Standard: Clarifying protection strategies for vulnerable vehicles

There is little doubt that cars have caught the attention of hackers, and little hope that these trends will be reversed. In 2016, Uptane, an open-source software security project, designed with direct input from automotive manufacturers and suppliers, was introduced to address this threat.  In a nutshell, Uptane implementations secure automotive systems by establishing a...