Eugene H. Spafford received his B.A. from the SUNY College at Brockport, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. He has been a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University since 1987. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. He has been working in computing as a student, researcher, consultant and professor for over 30 years. Some of his work is at the foundation of current security practice, including intrusion detection, firewalls, and whitelisting. His most recent work has been in cyber security policy, forensics, and future threats.
Professor Spafford is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, (ISC)2, a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, recipient of the Harold Tipton Memorial Award, and a member of the Cyber Security Hall of Fame — the only person to ever hold all these distinctions. In 2012 he was named as one of Purdue’s inaugural Morrill Professors — the University’s highest award for the combination of scholarship, teaching, and service. Among many other activities he is the chair of the Public Policy Council of ACM (USACM), and is editor-in-chief of the journal Computers & Security.
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