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October 21, 2022

Summary of findings: TikTok and Facebook fail to detect election disinformation in the U.S., while Youtube succeeds

An investigation by Global Witness and the Cybersecurity for Democracy (C4D) team at NYU Tandon looked at Facebook, TikTok, and Youtube’s ability to detect and remove election disinformation in the run up to the US midterm elections.

October 20, 2022

Dawning Digital Data Access via New EU Law

Desperately needed research is finally becoming possible. The European Parliament has adopted the new Digital Services Act (DSA) and the final text has now been approved by the Council of the European Union (EU) on Oct. 4. This act overhauls EU law regarding digital service providers’ legal responsibility for the content their users post and obligations for content moderation.

October 17, 2022

The UN Cybercrime Treaty Has a Cybersecurity Problem In It

The United Nations is engaged in a landmark effort to establish a new global cybercrime treaty.

September 27, 2022

What You Need to Know: U.S. Intervention in Ukraine v. Russia at the ICJ

Chimène Keitner is a professor of law at UC Hastings and former Counselor on International Law at the State Department. In this Q&A on U.S. Intervention in Ukraine v. Russia at the ICJ, she describes how the ICJ case has “served as a focal point” for nations seeking to offer legal support to Ukraine. She examines jurisdictional and merits questions, […]

September 22, 2022

MS CRS Alum Michael Fitzpatrick (’19), Chief Privacy Officer for the City of New York, speaks about the MS CRS program

Michael Fitzpatrick MS CRS ’19, NYC’s chief privacy officer, explains how NYU Law prepared him to tackle pressing issues in cybersecurity.

September 29, 2022

Central Intelligence Agency Opportunities

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Please come join the National Security Law Society in welcoming Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) representatives to NYU Law. An attorney from the CIA’s Office of General Counsel and a member of the Agency’s Talent Center will be visiting to speak about internship and career opportunities at the agency, along with answering questions about the hiring […]

September 14, 2022

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

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.

September 12, 2022

AcidRain Malware and Viasat Network Downtime in Ukraine: Assessing the Cyber War Threat – Just Security

As the war in Ukraine progresses, there have been several offensive cyber operations linked to Russian organizations against Ukrainian civil, military, and corporate infrastructures. Cybersecurity and intelligence professionals were initially surprised by the lack of large-scale and complex cyber attacks in support of Russia’s kinetic activities at the outset of the war.

July 12th, 2022

New SEC Cyber Rules Put Boards and Executives on Alert

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Board and executive accountability around cyber risk has become Topic A for corporate leaders. Judi Germano, professor in MS CRS Program, shares her expertise in this article. Click the title of this post to read the full piece.

July 12th, 2022

Women Leaders in Cybersecurity 2022: Cyber Risk: Increasing Board and Executive Accountability (Virtual Panel, July 12th)

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Join the NYU Center for Cybersecurity for a discussion on the important legal, technological, ethical, and policy issues at stake in enhancing board and executive accountability for cyber risk. This will be a can’t-miss discussion on the role top leadership plays in cybersecurity practice and policy. This event is moderated by MS CRS Professor Judi […]