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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 students 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 is rated an "R1" research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $162 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. 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. NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public national universities.