Duquesne's Digital Mr. Clean Develops Software to Scour Away Secret Files

October 28, 2013

Dr. Charles Wood may be the Mr. Clean of the Digital Age.

In a world of high profile cyber security breaches, from China and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Edward Snowden and the National Security Administration, this assistant professor of information systems management at Duquesne University has patented software that electronically scrubs incoming and outgoing computer files of suspicious programs.

Think of an anti-spying computer program on steroids.

The point is to provide protection on both sides of the firewall, said Wood, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) who holds degrees in computer science and corporate finance, as well as information systems management. 

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