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RSA 2014: The Benefits of an Intelligence-driven Security Strategy

Thu, April 10, 2014CERIAS Media Citings

At the RSA 2014 Conference in San Francisco in February, Spafford sat down with SearchCompliance editor Ben Cole to discuss the current state of cybersecurity threats and how companies can benefit from an intelligence-driven security strategy.

Why Recruiting Women is a Challenge

Tue, April 01, 2014CERIAS Media Citings

As with other computer science fields, the information security space lacks female executives. And Eugene Spafford says there are several big reasons why women remain a minority in the sector.

95 percent of U.S. ATMs run on Windows XP (

Thu, March 20, 2014CERIAS Media Citings

“Therefore, anybody running an XP system could fall prey to someone who is trying to exercise one of those vulnerabilities,” says Eugene Spafford, executive director of The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University. He says XP users had more than six years to prepare for the end, but not everyone has been proactive.

People of ACM: Eugene Spafford

Tue, March 11, 2014

Eugene H. Spafford is chair of ACM’s U.S. Public Policy Council (USACM), and is a Member-at-Large of the ACM Council. He is a professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, and founder and executive director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) there. His current research interests are focused on issues of computer and network security, cybercrime and ethics, technology policy, and social impact of computing.

Security Professionals: Time to Step Up

Mon, March 03, 2014CERIAS Media Citings

In an interview conducted at RSA 2014, Professor Spafford discusses:

The dangerous intersection of information security and government;
The plight of women entering IT security;
How to grow the profession.

Purdue Renewed as CAE/R

Tue, February 18, 2014General

The NSA has announced that Purdue-CERIAS has received a five year renewal as a Center for Academic Excellence in Research.