Ross J. Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on security. He is one of the pioneers of the economics of information security, peer-to-peer systems, hardware tamper-resistance and API security. Furthermore, he was one of the designers of the international standards for prepayment electricity metering and power line communications, and was one of the inventors of the AES finalist encryption algorithm Serpent. In 2015, he won the Lovelace Medal, Britain’s top award in computing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Ross J. Anderson leads the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, which collects and analyzes large datasets about online criminal activity. He is known to all security professionals as the author of the textbook “Security Engineering – A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems”.