Current NYU Cyber Scholars

Jacob Apkon received his B.S. in Computer Science from Tufts University. After graduation, he worked at a tech startup as a software engineer building automation systems for Fortune 500 companies. He is now a 2L interested in speech and privacy, as well as automation policy. He spent his 1L summer working in public policy at the Washington, D.C. office of the Brennan Center for Justice.

Joanne Dynak is a 2L interested in data security and privacy regulation. At NYU Law, she is a staff editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, a member of the Innovation Externship program, and serves on the board of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society and the Midwestern Law Society. During her 1L year, Joanne was a member of the Privacy Research Group and continues to assist one of her professors in research on the role of “information fiduciaries” in corporate structures. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and a legal intern at Google NYC. She graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a degree in Government, with a focus on data policy.

Mo Satt is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), where he is responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information and public safety systems of the nation’s largest fire department. Since 1999, he has dedicated his career as a civil servant to enhancing the quality of life and public safety for all New Yorkers. From 2005 to 2015, he served as a civilian member of the New York City Police Department, where he was instrumental in delivering a real-time, secure 9-1-1 mobile response platform to police officers, that has proven itself in many life-saving situations. In addition, he was responsible for building and maintaining a secure wide area network for the NYPD. From 2015 to 2018, Mo served as the Manager of Public Safety Cybersecurity Operations and Engineering at the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), where he was responsible for defending New York City’s 9-1-1 call taking and dispatch centers, known as Public Safety Answering Centers, from cyber attacks. Mo received the Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon for achieving an overall CGPA of 3.9 after completing two full-time semesters of graduate study in cybersecurity. He also received a Certificate of Distinction for completion with distinction of the Bridge to Tandon program. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and holds CISSP and CISM certifications.

David Stein is a 3L at NYU Law School and is interested in how differing regulatory frameworks affect the development of technology. Before law school, David spent a decade working in the tech industry, including roles as cybersecurity lead at Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, as director of engineering at Braze, and as an early engineer at Dropbox. During his 1L summer, David received an M.Eng. in Computer Science from MIT for his research in homomorphically encrypted facial recognition, and conducted research at NYU tracking changes to online privacy policies over time. This past summer David continued his privacy policy research and worked as a summer associate at both Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider and Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg. David is an enthusiastic (but mediocre) baker, go player, and pianist.

See our past Cyber Scholars here.