Experts on cyber security

Cyber security is a field dedicated to protecting computers, networks, and digital information from unauthorized access, damage, or theft. It involves measures and practices aimed at preventing and detecting cyber threats, such as hacking, malware, and data breaches. Cyber security professionals work to create secure systems, implement robust security measures, and respond effectively to incidents. They use techniques like encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to safeguard sensitive information and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of digital assets. In a world increasingly reliant on technology, where things like information systems and digital health records are at the forefront of our daily lives, cyber security plays a crucial role in maintaining privacy, trust, and the overall security of individuals, businesses, and organizations in the digital realm. 
WPI’s experts on cyber security can speak about their research and insight into security threats, methods to ensure cyber security on large networks, individual computers, and wireless systems. WPI offers a variety of academic degree programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn about the latest cyber threats, so they can be ready as the next generation of professionals to defend our cyber systems.

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Lane T. Harrison
  • Associate Professor Computer Science
Professor Harrison's research quantifies and models how people interpret, use, and create data visualizations. ... View Profile
Kyumin Lee
  • Associate Professor Computer Science
Professor Lee’s research interests are in social computing, information retrieval, data science, and cybersecurity over large-scale networked information systems like the Web, social media, crowdfunding, and crowd-based systems. ... View Profile
Craig A. Shue
  • Professor & Department Head Computer Science
Professor Shue's expertise lies in network security. He focuses on using system and network measurements to understand what is happening on a network to protect traditional computers and IoT devices. ... View Profile
Alexander Wyglinski
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor Wyglinski's work focuses on devising new, reliable, and robust wireless communications using artificial intelligence and machine learning.Given society's growing reliance on wireless connectivity, it is important that wireless communications a ... View Profile