Gene Spafford

CERIAS Fellow

Title Executive Director 
Department
Office REC 216C 
Office Phone +1 765 49-47825 
Email spaf@cerias.purdue.edu 
URL http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/homes/spaf 
Vita http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/homes/spaf/pers/vita.... 
Research Areas Security Policy, Intrusion Detection and Response, Security Architecture, Computer Forensics,Vulnerability Analysis, Counterintelligence/Counterespionage. 
Key Areas Risk Management, Policies, Laws Trusted Social and Human Interaction Security Awareness, Education, Training Enclave and Nework Security Incident Detection, Response, Investigation 
Notable Experience Co-chair of the ACM's U.S. Public Policy Committee and of its Advisory Committee on Computer Security and Privacy. Member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. Member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. 
Notable Awards NIST/NCSC National Computer Systems Security Award (2000), generally regarded as the field's most significant honor in information security research. Named a recipient for the "Charles B. Murphy" award (2001) and a Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy, the University's two highest awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching. Elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame (2001). The William Hugh Murray medal of the NCISSE for contributions to research and education in InfoSec. 
Notable Affiliations Fellow of the ACM, Fellow of the AAAS, Fellow of the IEEE, charter recipient of the Computer Society's Golden Core award. Named as a CISSP, honoris causa (2001). 
Publications Published over 100 articles and reports. Written or contributed to over a dozen books. Serves on the editorial boards of most major InfoSec-related journals.

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Biography Eugene H. Spafford is a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, a professor of Philosophy (courtesy appointment), and is Director of the Center for Education Research Information Assurance and Security. 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 AAAS, Fellow of the IEEE, and is a charter recipient of the Computer Society's Golden Core award. In 2000, he was named as a CISSP, honoris causa. He was the year 2000 recipient of the NIST/NCSC National Computer Systems Security Award, generally regarded as the field's most significant honor in information security research. In 2001, he was named as one of the recipients of the "Charles B. Murphy" awards and named as a Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy, the University's two highest awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching. In 2001, he was elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame, and he was awarded the William Hugh Murray medal of the NCISSE for his contributions to research and education in infosec. Among his many activities, he is co-chair of the ACM's U.S. Public Policy Committee and of its Advisory Committee on Computer Security and Privacy, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, and is a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

In his spare time, Spaf wonders why he has no spare time.