BS, MS, State University College at Fredonia; MS, Nova Southeastern University
Rob Olson is a lecturer and the Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Computing Security. Prior to being hired at R.I.T., he taught in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia where he taught an extensive range of courses in programming, security, and artificial intelligence. He holds a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Cognitive Science from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia and a Masters of Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, he is also a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and an Offensive Security Certified Professional. His interests are in penetration testing, web and mobile application security, and privacy.
In the News
December 2, 2022
How Hackers Take Down Websites
Discover magazine features Rob Olson, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security.
November 16, 2022
ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute pentesters assess messaging app for activists
RIT cybersecurity experts are helping make instant messaging safer for activists in countries controlled by restrictive regimes. Pentesters from RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute performed a security assessment of Partisan Telegram, a customized version of the Telegram messaging app. RIT was selected to conduct the assessment by a nonprofit organization that supports global internet freedom.