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
April 12, 2023
Banning TikTok could weaken personal cybersecurity
Essay by Robert Olson, senior lecturer of computing security, published by The Conversation.
December 2, 2022
How Hackers Take Down Websites
Discover magazine features Rob Olson, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security.
November 6, 2019
RIT gives tips, hints, and tricks to keep you safe in cyberspace
WROC-TV talks to Rob Olson, lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, and students Will Eatherly and Nishi Prasad about being safe online.