Protecting Our Digital Campus: A Deep Dive into QC’s Cybersecurity

QUEENS COLLEGE–For five days, classes at Baruch College were taught remotely after a malware attack in early September, with their internet access still being limited upon reopening. With Baruch being a senior college in the CUNY system, this malware attack may feel too close to home for students at Queens College.

Students at QC are constantly connected to QC Wi-Fi, using it to send private messages and emails and access sensitive accounts and information. For many, online security takes second place to convenience. It’s all too common to connect to public networks without wondering what safety measures are in place. 

But how is Queens College preventing a system shutdown from happening? 

The Knight News spoke with Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President Troy J. Hahn — who oversees Queens College’s Information Technology Services — to find out.