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UAlbany Experts Advisory: Cybersecurity and Government Data Breach

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 14, 2015) -- With the personal information of more than 22 million individuals exposed through a massive security breach of the U.S. Government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the resignation of the agency's director Katherine Archuleta, questions remain about what the exposure means to those affected: How do find out if your information was stolen? How could the stolen information be utilized? How is the U.S. Government going to respond to the cyber attack?

U.S. government data breach
The data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management involved private information of more than 22 million individuals.

UAlbany faculty experts are available to discuss a range of issues related to the breach, including hacking, infrastructure protection, critical decision-making and cyber terrorist networks.

UAlbany's cybersecurity experts include:

  • Sanjay Goel, associate professor of information technology management at the School of Business. Goel is an expert on information security, hacking, computer forensics, risk analysis, cybersecurity, wireless security, botnets (zombie computers), nanosensor networks, and optimization. He can discuss the fallout from the data breach, the implications for individuals and steps that need to be taken to protect data in the future.
  • Rick C. Mathews, director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness. Mathews is an expert on infrastructure protection, homeland security, information sharing, critical decision-making, facility and systems security, and emergency preparedness. He can discuss the threats posed by cyber terrorists and potential responses on the part of the U.S. Government.

For additional topic expertise, visit UAlbany's expansive faculty experts’ database.

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