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In the wake of Equifax’s massive data breach, New Jersey Institute of Technology offers the following experts to comment on the severity of the leak, clarify what a breach of this magnitude means for consumers, and offer tips on how to safeguard information.

Cristian Borcea – Mobile cloud computing and sensing; ad-hoc and vehicular networks; cloud and distributed systems: http://cs.njit.edu/people/borcea

Reza Curtmola – Applied cryptography; security of cloud services; wireless networks and computing: http://cs.njit.edu/people/curtmola

Iulian Neamtiu – Smartphone security; programming languages; software engineering: http://cs.njit.edu/people/neamtiu

Kurt Rohloff – Encrypted computing; homomorphic encryption; cryptography; cybersecurity; secure communication protocols: http://cs.njit.edu/people/rohloff

One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares undergraduate and graduate students and professionals to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey, conducts approximately $140 million in research activity each year, and is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.