Congrats to SMB!

Royce Williams royce at techsolvency.com
Thu Feb 18 15:07:28 UTC 2016


On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> 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.

Hear, hear!

[snip]

> 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.

Minor correction: Steve's latest book is _Thinking Security_ (Nov
2015).  Pretty great so far.

Royce


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