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Karri, Gupta Assess Status Quo of Cybersecurity in Digital Manufacturing

As digital manufacturing continues to grow in popularity, it also becomes a more visible attack surface for hackers. Recently a team of researchers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Texas A&M teamed up to survey the cybersecurity risks in the emerging DM context, assess the impact on manufacturing, and identify approaches to better secure...

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Karri, Maniatakos Paper Selected for ICCAD “Top Picks” Session

A 2015 paper based on research conducted by NYU CCS faculty in Brooklyn and Abu Dhabi was selected for inclusion in the 2020 “Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security” session at the International Conference on Computer Aided Design, held November 2-5. “ConFirm: Detecting Firmware Modifications in Embedded Systems using Hardware Performance Counters” is based...

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“Signing Ceremony” Marks Start of TUF/PyPI Deployment via PEP 458

On October 30 at 11:15 AM, the Python Software Foundation live-streamed a special ceremony that marked the first practical steps in deploying The Update Framework (TUF) to The Python Package Index (PyPI).  With this ceremony, a key was generated that bootstraps the TUF secure software update technology—a  Linux Foundation project overseen by NYU Tandon Associate Professor Justin Cappos—to...

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CPS & IoT Workshop Chaired by NYU Abu Dhabi Professor Streams November 9

The  Joint Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy & IoT Security (CPSIoTSec’20) will stream on November 9, from 10:00 to 5:30 p.m. The workshop, which is part of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2020, will feature presentations in three sessions, including one devoted to case studies and demonstrations. The program is...

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ZScaler Shares Access to its Zero Trust Exchange with NYU Cyber Fellows Program

Thanks to a new partnership with Zscaler, a San Jose-based cloud security company, participants in NYU Tandon’s Cyber Fellows program will be able to gain practical, first-hand knowledge of secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust best practices. Under the terms of the partnership, students in the Master’s level cybersecurity program will be able to...

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Tandon Researchers Advance Transparency in Political Advertising with “Observatory” Launch

For the past few years Dr. Damon McCoy, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon, and Ph.D. candidate Laura Edelson have been shedding light on the people behind political advertising through their work on the Online Political Transparency Project . Building on this previous work, NYU Tandon announced on September 15 the...

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CCS Faculty Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Container Security Strategy

Dr. Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at NYU Tandon, will serve as principal investigator on a $1.2 million dollar grant recently awarded by the National Science Foundation. Under the four-year grant, Dolan-Gavitt will work with his CSE colleague, Dr. Justin Cappos, to develop a strategy to secure containers...

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Tandon Ph.D. Student Launches Virtual Cybersecurity Mentoring Program for Nepali Undergrads

Prasant Adhikari, a Ph.D. student at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, spent his summer in a rather unusual way. He put together and helped to run an online modular instruction program in cybersecurity for undergraduates in Nepal. The program, dubbed Gajabaar after the horizontal wooden bar that secures doors in traditional Nepali houses,  offered...

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CyberSTRIKE Exercise Shows Off NYC Resilience

The annual Cyber Simulated Threat Response and Incident Knowledge Exercise, or Cyber STRIKE, conducted in conjunction with New York City Cyber Command, took on a slightly different twist this year. The  training exercise, completed by a team of Cyber Fellows from the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, used a city-run cyber range to test their ability...