Foti is a current MBA and Masters in Cybersecurity student at The University at Albany. Before beginning his graduate degrees, Dominick was a Cybersecurity Analyst at a major media organization, where he began as a risk analyst, developing and maintaining cybersecurity policies, a continuous training and awareness program, and a risk management process. He then assisted in building the Cybersecurity Engineering and Operations Department. In this role, Dominick was responsible for analyzing cybersecurity toolset categories and how they fit into the Cybersecurity Program by collecting business requirements, conducting market analysis for top-rated vendors, and working with vendor representatives to gain a deep understanding of their toolset functionality and ability. Before this role, Dominick was a Cybersecurity Consultant at PwC assisting Fortune 500 companies with their cybersecurity strategies by combining a risk-based approach with expertise in Cybersecurity Frameworks. As an undergraduate student, Dominick found his passion for Cybersecurity research during a national internship with the Department of Homeland Security as a Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Analyst, where he researched emerging threats to state, local, tribal and territorial governments. His current research projects investigate how Cybersecurity Active Defense can be implemented in organizations utilizing emerging Frameworks such as MITRE Shield. Dominick looks to continue his education with his Ph.D. in Information Assurance and become a Security Researcher. Dominick holds a B.S in Accounting and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information System Management from the University at Albany.
Huang is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests center around worker stress and coping, worker emotions, motivation and performance, and worker personality and its implication for worker well-being and behavior. Her recent research work also involves exploring human’s roles in information security related issues such as factors that motivate people to comply with organizational information security policies, people’s understanding about decision-making about privacy-related issues, and people’s attitude and reactions toward e-health technology under the coronavirus pandemic. Jingyi received her master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at University at Albany, SUNY and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Zhejiang University, China. She has published in journals such as Journal of Business and Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, BMC Psychiatry, and Psychiatry Research. Her work has also been presented in conferences such as the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP).
Matyasovszky is a second-year Masters's student in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program at the University at Albany. Before attending his graduate school program at Albany, he spent time researching visual-spatial attention and cognitive psychology and was a leader-mentor for his campus Leadership Development program at his undergraduate university. During his time as an M.A. student, he has conducted research on cynical attitudes and how they impact follower perceptions of leader mistakes and other leadership related research. His interests include looking at the role of technology in employee selection practices, employee training, and leadership. He currently works as an intern for a small consulting company, conducting survey design and creating graphics to interpret survey results. His role in the lab is to provide a background in human work behavior, statistical analysis, and human research methodology.
Shaju is a 4th-year Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ph.D. student at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research areas of interest include (1) performance appraisal, (2) organizational justice, and (3) diversity within the workplace. Her current research focuses on the performance appraisal process and group decision making. More specifically, she is investigating calibrated ratings or group ratings, and their potential to render biased evaluations. Her goal in conducting this research is to provide organizations with best practice recommendations when using calibrated ratings.
Zhuang is currently a research assistant in Dr. Sanjay Goel’s lab and a Ph.D. student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. She spent several years working with organizations on employee assistance programs and then obtained her M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University at Albany. She is interested in understanding the role of organizational justice as it relates to employees’ emotions and behaviors in the workplace. She is currently working on the Theory of Strained Betrayal project which aims to reveal the evolution process of malicious employees and develop effective interventions to reduce strains on employees in organizations and improve the quality of work.