The Distinguished Speaker for the 16th ACSAC Conference will be Dr. Eugene H. Spafford. Spaf as he likes to be called, is a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, the university's Information Systems Security Officer, and is Director of the Center for Education Research Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). CERIAS is a campus-wide multi-disciplinary Center, with a broadly-focused mission to explore issues related to protecting information and information resources. Spaf has written extensively about information security, software engineering, and professional ethics. He has published over 100 articles and reports on his research, has written or contributed to over a dozen books, and he serves on the editorial boards of most major infosec-related journals.
Dr. Spafford is a Fellow of the ACM, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and is a charter recipient of the Computer Society's Golden Core award. Among other activities, he is chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) U.S. Public Policy Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association , a member of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) CISE advisory board, and he is a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He regularly serves as a consultant on information security and computer crime to law firms, major corporations, U.S. government agencies, and state and national law enforcement agencies around the world.
More information may be found at http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/homes/spaf.
In his spare time, Spaf wonders why he has no spare time.