Tandon in the News

Officials implement new security measures for donations

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], said universities across the country have been utilizing more up-to-date, private-sector security techniques – like standardizing software used across campus – as they have become more invested in cybersecurity. … The University switched over to a dual-factor authentication last fall, requiring GW system users to confirm their identities with codes sent to their phones in addition to their passwords. Officials said at the time that dual-factor authentication would better protect sensitive information from potential cyber attacks by creating a backup barrier in case passwords are compromised.