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 08-11, 2023

CSAW [see-SAH] is the most comprehensive student-run cyber security event in the world, featuring 10 hacking competitions, workshops, and industry events. CSAW’23 marks the 10th anniversary of CSAW MENA (Middle East North Africa) organized by NYU Abu Dhabi.

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Biochip Workshop and Hackathon

Hackathon & Workshop
October 1st – 2nd, 2022

The NYUAD Center for Cyber Security and Engineering, together hosted a first-ever microfluidic workshop and hackathon with the help of NYUAD iGEM team. The workshop included hands-on practice on a commercial microfluidic biochip, which were used for RT-PCR COVID-19…

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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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Spotlight & Latest News

Read the latest news, features and highlights from the CCS-AD.

Graph Neural Networks (GNNs)

Graph Neural Networks (GNNs) have shown great success in learning on graph-structured data, such as social networks, recommendation systems, and...

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