Congrats to SMB!

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Feb 18 14:40:28 UTC 2016


Let me be, apparently, the first to extend congratulations to long time 
NANOGer, Columbia CS professor, security researcher, and co-inventor of 
Usenet -- does anybody remember Usenet? :-) -- Steven M. Bellovin, who, 
it was announced yesterday, has become the first actual, y'know, technical
person appointed to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the 
White House organization formed over a decade ago to oversee the NSA in 
light of its bulk data collection activities WRT US citizens.

A Wired piece, with Steve's new resume photo, is here:

  http://www.wired.com/2016/02/the-presidents-nsa-advisory-board-finally-gets-a-tech-expert/

and Steve's altogether excellent blog, which I read way too infrequently,
is here:

  https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb/blog/control/

Steve always has interesting stuff to say; it's nice to know that now...
well, there's no way I can phrase this compliment without being accidentally
insulting.  So I'll shut up now.  :-)

==

Steve's latest book is the second edition of _Firewalls And Internet Security:
Repelling the Wily Hacker_; more info including links to buy are here:

  http://www.wilyhacker.com/

For poor but smart people, note that there's a link there to the full text of the
first edition; while much of it has been overrun by events, there's still a lot of
good material there.

Cheers,
-- jra
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