Stopping Hackers in Their Tracks

Sanjay Goel
Sanjay Goel, Associate Professor, ITM Chair, Director of the New York State Cyber Security Center

As this story was written, Apple and the FBI were going head-to-head regarding iPhone encryption. There is no doubt that the field of cyber-security continues to grow. Through the new School of Business degree in digital forensics, a new MBA concentration in cyber security, a graduate certificate in information security and other initiatives, the school stays at the forefront. The latest endeavor is a federal grant that goes beyond identifying threats to identifying potential hackers.

Information Technology Management Chair Sanjay Goel has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity of the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The School of Business is working with Georgia Tech and General Electric to study user behavior to detect potential threats. This program identifies likely perpetrators by testing intention. Cyber culprits can be identified before they take action, stopping them before they attack.