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Ross Anderson

Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University

Areas of expertise

  • - Economics and psychology of information security
  • - Peer-to-Peer and social network systems
  • - Analysis and design of cryptographic algorithms

Major works

  • Eli Biham the BEAR, LION and Tiger cryptographic primitives
  • Co-authors of the block cipher Serpent
  • University of Cambridge politics Security Engineering book

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About Me

Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. He is 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 including hardware tamper-resistance, medical record systems and smart meters. 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".

Courses and Programs taught by Ross Anderson