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.

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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.

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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.


Damon McCoy

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Damon McCoy has studied online payment systems, the economics of cybercrime, automotive systems, privacy enhancing technologies, and censorship resistance, among other topics. He is a founder of the Online Political Ads Transparency Project, a first-of-its-kind tool designed to help reporters, researchers, thought leaders, policy makers, and the general public easily analyze political ads on Facebook; the web-based tool allows users to search by state, as well as major political races, to identify trends in how ads are targeted to specific audiences and what messages are being used, who is funding each ad, and how much they are spending to disseminate them.


Nikhil Gupta

3D printing may be the future of manufacturing, but it has a host of security concerns. Nikhil Gupta, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering who is also appointed to the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the Center for Cybersecurity, explores vulnerabilities in the cyberphysical aspects of the supply chain, finding ways of securing design files, circumventing IP theft, and thwarting deliberate hacks and attacks. 

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mLab is broadly interested in real-world security and privacy threats in healthcare and consumer technologies. Led by, Assistant Professor Danny Yuxing Huang, mLab builds systems to measure these threats at scale.

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NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)

CCS is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy landscape on issues of technology and security. The Center is a collaboration among NYU Tandon School of Engineering and other NYU schools and departments. The Center has physical locations in New York City and NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as a network of scholars and practitioners around the world.

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NYU Nanolab

Our research team studies the physics of electronic materials and their application in building devices and circuits. We are an experimental group with experience in the synthesis of layered materials, nanofabrication of electronic devices, and electrical measurements at both room and cryogenic temperatures.

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Offensive Security, Incident Response, and Internet Security Lab

The OSIRIS Lab is a student-run cybersecurity group that is part of the NYU's Center for Cyber Security.

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Secure Systems Lab

The Secure Systems Laboratory (SSL), under the direction of Professor Justin Cappos, works to find practical and deployable solutions to real-world security threats. Over the past few years, the lab has developed products and improved on existing system designs that detect and isolate security faults, secure private data, provide a secure mechanism for fixing software flaws in different contexts, and even foster a deeper understanding about how to help programmers avoid security flaws in the first place.