Establishing a World Class Cyber Security Center

Our vision is to establish a world class cyber security center by partnering with key local universities, industry and government agencies in order to facilitate cyber security research, education and practice in the UAE and more generally in the GCC region. The center will act as a catalyst to improve cyber security in the UAE and enhance its regional and global competitiveness in this field.

The Center for Cyber Security is affiliated with CCS New York.


The Center for Cyber Security hosts events throughout the year to increase cyber security awareness.


Cyber Games & Conference
November 09-12, 2022

CSAW [see-SAH] is the most comprehensive student-run cyber security event in the world, featuring 10 hacking competitions, workshops, and industry events. CSAW’22 marks the 8th anniversary of CSAW MENA (Middle East North Africa) organized by NYU Abu Dhabi..

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Regional Day 2022

March 30-31, 2022

The Cybersecurity Regional Day Event that brings together the cybersecurity experts in the region, both in the UAE and MENA at large. The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss cyber security research, with a focus on regional issues. Aimed to create meaningful and significant research …

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ACM WiSec 2021

June 28- July 1, 2021

The 14th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec 2021) will take place as an online/virtual conference from June 28 to July 1, 2021. The event will be hosted by the Center for Cyber Security at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)..

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Spotlight & Latest News

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Graph Neural Networks (GNNs)

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