Nasir Memon, co-founder, NYU Center for Cybersecurity (Podcast)

A pioneer in computer science aims to make the field affordable and open to all

“A hacker is someone who is very curious by nature and loves to just dig his or her hands into something and find a little point somewhere that breaks the whole thing down,” says Nasir Memon, a Brooklyn-based computer-science professor who has embraced the hacker ethos throughout his academic and professional career. Memon teaches at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, which is making an assertive push into the field of cybersecurity, most recently by creating a new masters-degree program.

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