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CyberTalk with David Moon, CEO, Arx Nimbus

October 4, 2022

Cybersecurity risk is perhaps the most rampant and damaging force faced by society today. The degree of underestimation of the monetary, physical, health and personal damages now rampant, growing and accelerating is breathtaking. 17.2bn records stolen in 2021. $6.9bn in US losses. 50% increase in cyber attacks year-on-year. Yet cyber risk has proven very difficult to analyze and quantify, leading many organizations to grossly underestimate the material losses they face, and therefore to under-invest in proper protection against this omnipresent and radically expanding onslaught. 

A conversation with a recent Tandon Cyber Fellow grad, Michael Leking (Tandon '21)

September 21, 2022

Join us for a fireside chat between Robert V. Jones (Tandon ’87), CISSP and Michael Leking (Tandon '21), VP, Business Information Security Officer, U.S. Bank. Michael will discuss the Tandon Cyber Fellows experience, his current role at U.S. Bank, industry perspective on cybersecurity, and more. 

Securing the Software Supply Chain End to End Against Nation State Actors

September 14, 2022

In this faculty lecture, Justin Cappos, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering will cover what specific efforts make it harder for attackers to compromise the means by which software is created and distributed. A specific area of focus will be on what tools one can use in practice to combat such attackers.

Anatomy of an Attack: What Really Happens and How To Protect Your Enterprise

September 7, 2022

Join us for a conversation led by Amy Batallones (Tandon '19), Vice President and Cybersecurity Portfolio Advisor in Blackstone’s Technology & Innovations (BXTi), and Dina Mangialino (Stern ‘22), Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Center Manager at Con Edison. Amy Batallones will share her experiences with real-world cyber attacks, lessons learned, and how cybersecurity professionals can be prepared for incident response.

Technical Animations Using Blender by Mohamed Ashraf (Tandon ’20)

Aug 17, 2022 

This talk is for anyone who wants to explain their new inventions, paint a picture of their ideas, or just wow an audience with what they are working on. Blender is a powerful and open source tool for 3D modeling and animation, and this talk gives a brief walkthrough of a number of fundamental skills that can get you started with Blender. The talk will involve us working together on a simple animation, where I will go over the workflow, planning process, and the key stages of producing a technical visualization from start to finish. While I am not yet an expert, I look forward to sharing what I have learnt, and discussing new and exciting concepts with you.

An overview of Blockchain by Bill Hery, PhD (Tandon '67,'71,'74)

Aug 16, 2022 

The original Blockchain was developed as a ledger system for Bitcoin. More generally, a blockchain is "a distributed, secure, fault tolerant, open, immutable, verifiable ledger.” What does all that mean? Why is a blockchain just what is needed for crypto currencies? Why is it potentially so useful well beyond crypto currencies? This talk will describe the architecture of blockchains, including variations from the original Bitcoin blockchain, and how it came from Bitcoin’s goals. Along the way, we will give a (nearly) math free explanation of public key cryptography which underlies all of this (along with your internet shopping).

Defending Against Disinformation

Aug 3, 2022 11:42 AM

Speaker: Laura Edelson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Lessons on what worked (and what didn't) from the pandemic to the Russian invasion. This talk will review case studies of specific harmful false narratives, some of which were successfully defended against, and some that were not. We consider what these successes and failures teach us, and what they mean for future research.

Understanding and Undermining the Business of Cybercrime

July 28, 2022 11:36 AM

Internet crime has become increasingly dependent on the underground economy: a loose federation of specialists selling capabilities, services, and resources explicitly tailored to the abuse ecosystem. Through these emerging markets, modern criminal entrepreneurs piece together dozens of à la carte components into entirely new criminal endeavors. In this talk, I will show how criminal reliance on this black market introduces fragile dependencies that, if disrupted, undermine entire operations that as a composite appear intractable to protect against.

Trading Privacy for Convenience in the Age of Technology: Part 2

March 21, 2022

Join fellow alumni for a continuation of the online conversation between the author of "Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World," Meredith Broussard, Associate Professor of Journalism and Andrea Jones-Rooy, host of the live-streaming YouTube series and podcast "Ask a Political Scientist" and Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the NYU Center for Data Science. The Q&A session will be moderated by Amy P. Batallones (TANDON '19).

A Lunchtime Conversation with Dean Jelena Kovačević

October 23, 2021

Join Jelena Kovačević, William R. Berkley Professor and Dean, Tandon School of Engineering for a lunchtime conversation and update on Tandon, moderated by NYU Tandon Polytechnic Alumni Association President Robert V. Jones (Tandon '87). The program will also celebrate the Class of 1971 as it marks its 50 year anniversary.

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