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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 the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that 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. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is among the top U.S. polytechnic public universities in research expenditures, exceeding $130 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.