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NYU Professor Finds $16 Million Impact of Ransomware

NYU Professor Finds $16 Million Impact of Ransomware

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, NYU, University News

A new study conducted by an NYU professor details the pervasiveness and costliness of malware in the current digital landscape.

Nearly Six Months After Rollout, NYU Community Evaluates MFA

Nearly Six Months After Rollout, NYU Community Evaluates MFA

By Paul Kim, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, University News

Feelings are mixed about Multi-Factor Authentication — a security measure that was made mandatory to the NYU community six months ago.

Tandon Cyber Fellows on the Front Line of Cyber Defense

Tandon Cyber Fellows on the Front Line of Cyber Defense

By Richard Tran, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, University News

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers a master's program in cybersecurity, hoping to address the shortage of professionals in the industry, especially in light of recent hackings of major corporations.

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Lay the Groundwork for an ‘Unhackable’ Microchip

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Lay the Groundwork for an ‘Unhackable’ Microchip

By Mack DeGeurin, Deputy News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, University News

NYU Abu Dhabi researches create first unhackable chip.

NYU Sophomores Stumble Upon IT Hack

NYU Sophomores Stumble Upon IT Hack

By Herman Lee, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Two Tandon students have discovered a vulnerability in the NYU Print Service software that allows hackers to take full control of any computer as long as they are on the same WiFi network as their victims.

Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU has an obligation to not only alert its students of potential cyber threats, but take more serious measures to assure attacks like these do not occur again.

Yahoo Hacking Scandal is a Wake-Up Call

Yahoo Hacking Scandal is a Wake-Up Call

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Both people and the websites they visit must be willing to take action in the interest of online security.

NYU hosts 24-hour hacking marathon

NYU hosts 24-hour hacking marathon

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of the annual NYU Hackathon hosted by the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

From the Emirates: Why we hack

From the Emirates: Why we hack

February 17, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

courtesy of gazelle.orgEditor’s note: This article was originally published in Issue 28 of The Gazelle, the student publication at NYU Abu Dhabi. It has been reprinted with permission as a part of an ongoing collaboration between The Gazelle and WSN to connect our two campuses. It is not uncommon to ...

Poly hacking competition comes to close, winners announced

Poly hacking competition comes to close, winners announced

November 18, 2013


Filed under News

The Polytechnic Institute of NYU became a tech hub this weekend as it hosted the finals for five of its Cyber Security Awareness Week’s competitions. Winners were decided for the final games including Capture-the-Flag, High School Forensics, Embedded Systems, Homeland Security Quiz and Awareness...

NYU-Poly hosts world’s largest hacking competition

NYU-Poly hosts world’s largest hacking competition

September 23, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

Even with 1,800 teams competing in the world’s largest hacking competition, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU appeared no different than it would any other weekend. “Almost everyone  [participated] remotely, but about a dozen of the students on NYU-Poly teams [were] on campus participating,” said K...

NYU-Poly hacking competition promotes cybersecurity

NYU-Poly hacking competition promotes cybersecurity

September 23, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This past weekend, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU played host to more than 1,800 teams of hackers competing in a 72-hour tournament — amassing in the world’s largest-to-date hackathon. The event, sponsored by Google, Facebook and the Department of Homeland Security, capped off NYU-Poly’s Cyber...

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