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Marketing, Cyber Security Professors Weigh in on Cambridge Analytica Scandal

With all of Cambridge Analytica’s lapses, NYU Tandon professor Justin Cappos, who works heavily in cyber security, warns against placing too much of the blame on the data firm, which he likened to a robber and Facebook to a glaringly insecure bank. “Of course, what Cambridge Analytica...

Observing Underwater Life with a Robotic Fish Made with 3D Printing

Article cites research by Maurizio Porfiri, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), have developed a Soft Robotic Fish, SoFi, made in part with 3D printed...

Report: U.S. falling behind in 5G (Audio)

Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and the David Lee/Ernst Weber professor of electrical Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering at 00:59. … Ted Rappaport says there is a good reason why local state and fed governments should buy in....

Commentary: How 5G Technology Will Transform the Way We Live

By Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and the David Lee/Ernst Weber professor of electrical engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. … 5G promises almost unimaginable capabilities that have never been available before, as it will bring...

Episode 4—Which Russia hack? Part 1

Damon McCoy, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon at 19:18. … In this episode of Breach, we attempt to connect the dots between the Yahoo security breach, the DNC hack and efforts to undermine the U.S. presidential election on social media. And while we didn...

Simuwatt wins clean-tech competition, plans for N.Y. office

Simuwatt Inc., a Boulder-based clean-tech company that does energy analysis for buildings, won $50,000 and space in the ACRE clean-tech incubator program in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering 2017 Urban Future Competition. Simuwatt won for the Smart Grid category. … Simuwatt will use part...

Royal Contract Lighting Adds Architectural Lighting Division and Expands Management Team

Royal Contract Lighting, known for its large-scale decorative fixtures for casinos, hotels, and restaurants, today announced that it has created a new architectural lighting division and expanded its management team. Larry A. Lieberman, who came to Royal Contract Lighting when the company acquired...

Episode 420 - How to Protect Today’s Highly Computerized Cars from Hackers

Interview with Justin Cappos, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon, at 7:50. “Certainly as these systems get more and more complex there are more and more opportunities for hackers,” said Cappos. “It's not clear whether having cars that drive...

Scientists trace ransomware payments across the globe

New research brings the murky ecosystem of ransomware payments into focus. Ransomware attacks, which encrypt and hold a computer user’s files hostage in exchange for payment, extort millions of dollars from individuals each month and comprise one of the fastest-growing forms of cyber attack...

Popular tax software may expose users to phishing attacks

… A new report by Global Cyber Alliance, a cyber-security research firm based in New York and London, found that some of the most popular tax software providers don't use enough email protections to secure communications with customers. … To be sure, the report determined the...