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EMERGING CHALLENGES
IN
CYBER SECURITY
Nasir Memon, New York University (NY and Abu
Dhabi)
EMERGING CHALLENGE
INTERNET OF THINGS
Kevin Ashton coined "Internet of Things" phrase to
describe a system where the Internet is connected to
the physical world via ubiquitous sensors
HOW UBIQUITOUS?
Gartner: “IoT Installed Base Will Grow to 26 Billion Units By
2020.” That number might be too low.
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Every mobile
Every auto
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Every door
Every room
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Every part, on
every parts list
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Every sensor in
every device …
in every bed, chair
or bracelet ... in
every home, office,
building or hospital
room … in every city
and village ... on
Earth ...
KEY CHALLENGES
FOR AN OPEN INTERNET OF THINGS
Lightweight protocols for
devices to work together,
communicate
Unique and extensible
identifiers for all those
billions of devices
Demand for API access and
interoperability
Cybersecurity
Privacy and Policy
EVOLVING NATURE OF CYBER THREATS
WHAT DO YOU DO?
SECURITY IS A TEAM SPORT
CRISSP – NYU ABU DHABI VISION
Help create a world class cyber security research
center by partnering with key local universities,
industry and govt agencies.
 A trusted “go-to” place for the region.
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CRISSP: CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN SECURITY AND
PRIVACY – New York
MISSION OF CRISSP ABU DHABI
Help build education and research capacity and
be a catalyst for high impact research programs
in cyber security
 Help in developing workforce in cyber security
 Aggressively engage with the broader community
and become a valuable source of expertise and
thought leadership for government and industry
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Accomplish the above objectives by creating a mutually
beneficial partnership model for all participants
CRISSP TEAM
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A growing team of researchers and faculty all located
in Abu Dhabi
Principal Investigators – Nasir Memon and Ramesh Karri
Center Researchers – Taha Sencar, Napa Sae-Ba, Subidh
Ali, Payas Gupta, Venkatesh Siddi, Samet Taspinar, Fatih
Haltas, Erkam Uzun, Sristi Gupta
 Past Members – Sevinc Bayram, Emir Dirik, Ahmet
Karakucuk, Pratik Narang, Nitesh Chaudry
 Affiliated Faculty – Mustaque Ahamad, Ozgur Sinanoglu,
Michail Maniatakos, Jay Chen, Azza Abouzied
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More than a dozen in New York
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Justin Cappos, Anindiya Ghose, Katherine Isbister
Ramesh Karri, Phyllis Frankl, Helen Neissenbaum, Keith
Ross, Rae Zimmerman
Relationships with other universities (Georgia Tech,
Columbia etc.) and numerous companies.
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Thank you for your support of
CRISSP
NYU ABU DHABI

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