As data breaches soar, how will security evolve?

As data breaches soar, how will security evolve?

May 5, 20221 min read

Awareness of data breaches is growing but not nearly at the pace of the problem itself. Indeed, the total number of data compromises jumped 68% in 2021 to an all-time high, impacting more than 293 million people, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Also, as more people work from home and embrace Internet of Things devices, individuals can be as vulnerable to hacks and phishing as big corporations and governments, perhaps more so, given that the top three breached data attributes in 2021 were name, social security number and date of birth, the center reported.

Bringing a multifaceted perspective to data security challenges is NJIT’s Kurt Rohloff, an academic researcher and entrepreneur who conducts research for the federal government. Rohloff, director of NJIT’s Cybersecurity Research Center, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Duality Technologies, a startup offering data security through homomorphic encryption.

His government work includes projects for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Agency.

Questions that Rohloff can answer include:

  • How has data security evolved?
  • Which tactics fail and why?
  • What’s the economic impact of data breaches?
  • What’s the future of data security?

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  • Kurt Rohloff
    Kurt Rohloff Associate Professor, Computer Science

    Professor Rohloff focuses on encrypted computing, homomorphic encryption, lattice-based and applied cryptography and cybersecurity

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