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The countdown has begun: CSAW 21 Launches on November 10

CSAW 21, the world’s most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity event returns virtually for five days starting November 10. This year’s edition—the 18th since the event began—will feature competitions, panel discussions, a career fair, and multiple opportunities to hear about leading edge technologies for protecting people, systems, and data in the cyber environment. Here is a quick...

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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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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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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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Hack3D Summer Challenge kicks off CSAW Season

While the annual CSAW competition is still several months away, a new competition called the Hack 3D Summer Challenge, served as a calling card for the main event. The summer session, which focused on growing security concerns in the field of additive manufacturing, invited student to “test the security limits in additive manufacturing and to...

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Cybersecurity strategy for vehicles marks a pair of firsts

Onboard computing units in cars are a desirable target for hackers. Defensive strategies are out there, but many automotive manufacturers and suppliers are not equipped to choose between them. To make the differences between available options clearer, the Uptane project recently announced the availability of two new educational resources. On June 12, Uptane, a secure...

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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...