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CyberByte is the official newsletter of the Center for CyberSecurity. In each issue, you’ll read more about how our faculty and students are addressing crucial issues of security, safety, and privacy in the cyber universe, enjoy profiles of outstanding students and alumni, and keep up to date on events, awards, and other news from our centers in Brooklyn and Abu Dhabi.

In our most recent issue (CyberByte Spring 2024), we examine research initiatives at both NYU Tandon and Abu Dhabi that are designed to repel a growing tide of deepfakes and disinformation, including the work of two Ph.D. candidates and one 2024 Ph.D. graduate—Bruno Coelho, Aditya Sirish A Yelgundhalli, and Dr. Brian Timmerman. We also examine the policy and legal aspects of this complex topic with CCS cochair Randal Milch from the NYU Law School, profile multilingual and multidiscipinary Ph.D. student Sofija Jancheska, and chat with recent M.S. graduate Abhinav Kore, who is now a senior cybersecurity engineer at Workday. Plus we present a comprehensive wrap-up of CSAW ’23 and preview NYUs year-long celebration of the blended 170-year heritage of NYU Tandon’s School of Engineering. You can download the PDF here.

CyberByte Fall 2023 examines NYU’s unique contributions to protecting critical infrastructure against cyber attacks, including a profile of the work of Dr. Michail Maniatakos at NYU Abu Dhabi, who is developing strategies to preserve security and privacy in high-performance and embedded microprocessors. We also catch up with Ph.D. student Prasant Adhikari who divides his time between his doctoral research in improving container security and running a summer training/mentorship program that serves undergraduate students in his home country of Nepal. And, our Alumni Profile brings us up to date on 2020 Ph.D. graduate Zahra Ghodsi, who is now enjoying life as an assistant professor at Purdue University. Plus we bid a fond farewell to our 2023 Ph.D. graduates.

CyberByte Spring 2023 In this issue, you can read more about the work of Dr. Danny Y. Huang in protecting the Internet of Things, along with profiles of Ph.D. candidate Animesh Basak Chowdhury and alumnus Kevin Gallagher. The issue also contains several pages of photos and text celebrating CSAW’22.

CyberByte Fall 2022 Read more about how the Center for Cybersecurity’s faculty and students are on the forefront of securing privacy and protecting data. Features profiles of Dr. Rachel Greenstadt, associate professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon, Cyber Fellow alumnus Kiran Chaudhury, and senior student Alan Cao, and a farewell to our 2022 CCS graduates.

CyberByte Spring 2022 The technical focus of this issue is supply chain security. Read about how projects developed by Dr. Justin Cappos, associate professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon, are making cars and cloud applications more secure. You’ll also find profiles of then Ph.D. candidate Rasika Bhalerao, Cyber Fellow alumnus Tim Kieras, and a wrap-up of events and talks from CSAW’21.

CyberByte Fall 2021 Featured in this issue is a wrap-up of how the Center for Cybersecurity dealt with the many changes Covid 19 brought to our campus for the 2020-2021 school year. It also honors our Class of 2021 Ph.D. graduates, profiles the work of Dr. Brandon Reagen, an assistant professor of electrical and computing engineering who is creating next generation microchips, and then OSIRIS president Kaitlyn Wimberley, and catches up with Ph.D. alumnus Dr. Junaid Farooq, who is now teaching at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

CyberByte Spring 2020 This issue was devoted to an in-depth look at CSAW 2019. Featured articles address what fuels the success of CTF winning team Perfect Blue, how Dr. Nektarios Tsoutsos went from winning the 2013 Embedded Security Challenge to becoming its global lead, and how a perceived vulnerability that spans engineering disciplines led to the development of the Hack 3D Competition.