CRISSP- AD Inagural Workshop
Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Security and Privacy 2013
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy – Abu Dhabi (CRISSP-AD) has been established to facilitate cyber security research, education and practice in the UAE. In its inaugural workshop, CRISSP-AD will host cyber security experts from government and industry as well as academics from leading institutions of the region, to address emerging threats in cyber security and how the various stakeholders can work together to address them. In addition to developing a collaborative research agenda, the workshop will also focus on developing human capital in the UAE to deal with the shortage of cyber security professionals.
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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.
In accordance with its vision CRISSP-AD has identified a number of goals in three main areas:
CRISSP-AD will build the capacity needed for high impact research programs in cyber security and execute multidisciplinary research in security and privacy that has both scholarly merit, and practical applications that will be commercialized. Collaborative research will be conducted by NYU and partner university faculty, and a core group of on-site researchers in Abu Dhabi, including research professors, postdocs and graduate students, in partnership with industry and government agencies.
CRISSP-AD will help partner institutions and agencies establish cyber security educational and training programs to address the region’s shortage of trained cyber security professionals. In carrying out its outreach activities, the center will organize conferences, workshops and awareness programs. The center will also create mechanisms to share educational offerings and knowledge resources among its partners.
- Outreach and Broader Engagement
CRISSP-AD will serve as a regional hub that endeavors to engage with the broader community and become the source of cyber security expertise for government and local industry. It will also develop partnerships with leading technology companies and research institutions around the world to facilitate, promote, and coordinate joint education and research programs that have global impact.