Galen Grimes, M. S.

Frable Building, 213E
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

Spring 2023 Semester

On-Campus Office Hours:

  • Mon - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wed - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Fri - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Office Hours:

Mr. Grimes is an Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Greater Allegheny campus of the Pennsylvania State University where he has taught since 1999.

Prior to working at Penn State Mr. Grimes worked as a project manager at Mellon Bank (now Bank of NY Mellon). Mr. Grimes is also an experienced author on general computing, desktop application, and Internet related topics. He has had 17 books published since 1993. His titles have been translated into 17 languages and distributed over five continents.

Teaching Interests:

Computer security, risk management


Mobile Device Security

Facial Recognition


Recent publications:

EMV, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other Alternate Payment Technologies—Is it finally Safe to Use Credit/Debit Cards? -- IEEE Proceedings, WTS2016

M.S., Information Science University of Pittsburgh, 1990

B.A., Communication University of Pittsburgh, 1987

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