15th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
December 6-10, 1999
Phoenix, Arizona

Distinguished Lecturer

Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson is a faculty member of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he teaches and leads research in computer security, cryptology and software engineering. His most innovative recent work is on “Soft Tempest” - the use of software techniques to reduce the radio frequency information leakage from PC monitors and keyboards. This software is now fielded in a number of computer security products including PGP. He is a coauthor of Serpent, a leading candidate in the current competition to find an Advanced Encryption Standard. He also has well known publications on the tamper resistance of smartcards, techniques for removing copyright marks from digital media, and the robustness of cryptographic protocols. Other papers document the failure modes of a number of real world systems including automatic teller machines, prepayment electricity meters, and goods vehicle tachographs. The unifying theme of his work is to provide robust control mechanisms for tomorrow's heterogeneous distributed systems.