Today, our computer systems, services, and devices are more important than ever, and so is keeping them safe.
With every aspect of our lives now affected by online systems, NYU Tandon cybersecurity experts are finding the keys to keeping personal data private, power grids impregnable, national defense infrastructure safe from malefactors, and much more.
Patching up security gaps in hardware and software
In a world where everything is touched by the internet, cybersecurity is key to keep ourselves and society safe. And that means securing any potential flaws where bad actors can run amok. From improving the transparency of online political advertising and exposing vulnerabilities in credit cards to making sure that the software used in automobiles is impervious to hacking and that the computer-chip supply chain is free of piracy, NYU Tandon cybersecurity experts are at the forefront of a burgeoning field.
Thousands of students compete in the cybersecurity Olympics
CSAW, the cybersecurity games and conference organized by students associated with the OSIRIS Lab and the Center for Cyber Security, is the most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity event in the world. Featuring over 6,000 contenders across six global regions, students compete in hacking competitions to hone their security skills. From fast-paced trivia events to rebuilding corrupted files, the games provide hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in cybersecurity. Beyond the playing field, students can attend conferences, workshops and industry events to learn more about the field.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Julian Togelius focuses on artificial intelligence and games. He researches and develops methods for making games more fun, easier to design and develop, and more adaptive. His work encompasses not only video games, but board games, card games, and mind games. His research interests include AI, player modelling, procedural content generation, automatic game design, believable bot behaviour, coevolution, neuroevolution, genetic programming and Monte Carlo tree search. He was recently honored with the 2020 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Outstanding Early Career Award.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Brendan Dolan-Gavitt focuses on easing or automating large, real-world software systems in order to develop novel defenses against attacks, revealing hidden assumptions about their design and behavior. His work has been presented at top security conferences such as the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) and the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. His interests span program analysis, virtualization security, memory forensics, and embedded and cyber-physical systems.
NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)
Offensive Security, Incident Response, and Internet Security Lab
Secure Systems Lab