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William Robertson

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering



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3Qs: Could cyberattacks threaten to steal the 2016 election?

Exactly how likely is it that hos­tile agents might rig the 2016 elec­tion? We asked William Robertson, asso­ciate pro­fessor and cyber­se­cu­rity expert, to weigh in on the fea­si­bility of such an attack.

We asked professor William Robertson about the likelihood of a hostile agent hacking the 2016 election. Photo via iStock

Looking ahead: Cybersecurity in 2015

U.S. busi­nesses suf­fered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor and web secu­rity expert, explains what we can expect from cyber­se­cu­rity in the new year.


3Qs: The rules of cyber-​​engagement

Pro­fessor and cyber­se­cu­rity expert Wil Robertson dis­cusses the impact of new mea­sures the Obama admin­is­tra­tion is report­edly taking to combat cyber­at­tacks and the chal­lenges fed­eral offi­cials face in recruiting cyberspecialists.


Northeastern receives $4.5M award to train future cybersecurity workforce

Stu­dents in the infor­ma­tion assur­ance pro­gram will receive training in both the tech­nical sci­ences and the human­i­ties through a schol­ar­ship program.

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3Qs: Fortifying the country’s mainframe

Assis­tant pro­fessor and cyber­se­cu­rity expert Wil Robertson explains the growing threat of hackers tar­geting Amer­ican mil­i­tary and infrastructure.


Northeastern security expert testifies at congressional hearing

The cyber­se­cu­rity threat rep­re­sents one of the nation’s most serious eco­nomic and national secu­rity chal­lenges, said Stephen Flynn, the founding co-​​​​director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Homeland […]


3Qs: How hacking will affect credit-​​card holders

Last Friday, a major Atlanta-​​​​based pay­ment card processor, Global Pay­ments, announced a server secu­rity breach that could affect more than 1 mil­lion accounts. We asked William Robertson, a cyber­se­cu­rity expert […]


Northeastern leads congressional briefing on cybersecurity

On Wednesday, uni­ver­sity experts exam­ined how to combat cyberthreats facing America, as law­makers are con­sid­ering cyber­se­cu­rity legislation.

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