Ross Anderson

Professor of Security Engineering, Cambridge University

Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. He was one of the founders of a vigorously-growing new academic discipline, the economics of information security. Ross was also a seminal contributor to the idea of peer-to-peer systems and an inventor of the AES finalist encryption algorithm “Serpent”. He also has well-known publications on many other technical security topics ranging from hardware tamper-resistance through emission security to the protection of payment systems, utility metering and medical records. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET and the IMA. He also wrote the standard textbook “Security Engineering – a Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems”. He also chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK’s leading Internet policy think-tank.