National Cyber Security Hall of Fame inducting five

  • Bob Brown (Network World)
  • 10 September, 2013 12:23

The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has announced five security pioneers will be inducted next month for their work on such fronts as intrusion detection and trusted computing.

The honorees, chosen from among 250 nominees, will be enshrined at a ceremony on Oct. 9 in Baltimore (for more such honors, check out our slideshow on 2013's Biggest Tech Industry Awards, Honors & Prizes). The hall inducted its inaugural class last year.

Here is the list of those being recognized this time around:

Willis H. Ware Ph.D., Princeton University, 1951. Pioneer in all aspects of computer technology from hardware and software to public policy and legislation; created the first definitive discussion of information system security, as Chair of a Defense Department committee, treating the subject as both a technical matter and policy issue.

James Anderson (posthumously) Effectively started the field of intrusion detection, invented the concept of the reference monitor and originated the idea of contaminated media and loading an altered OS, the "2-card loader" issue, whose intellectual successors are such things as Stuxnet, and advanced persistent threats (APT) and arguably was the first computer virus.

Eugene Spafford One of the most recognized leaders in the field of computing and information security. He has an ongoing record of accomplishment as a senior adviser and consultant on issues of security and intelligence, education, cybercrime and computing policy to a number of major companies, law enforcement organizations, academic and government agencies. A pioneer in the field of information security education; inventor, with Eugene Kim developed the first free, over the Internet, intrusion detection system Tripwire; and renowned for first analyzing the "Morris Worm" one of the earliest computer worms.

David Bell Co-authored the "Bell-La Padula model" (with Leonard J. La Padula), the most widely used security model and the only security model referenced in the Trusted Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria. Extended computer-security principles from the Trusted Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria into other contexts, such as trusted networks and trusted database systems.

James Bidzos Internet and security industry pioneer; He served as CEO of RSA Data Security from 1986 through 1999. Along with RSA co-founder and MIT professor Ron Rivest, Bidzos built RSA into the premier cryptography company in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming the early standard bearer for authentication and encryption; founded and continues to lead VeriSign; created the RSA Conference in 1991, and was the chairman of the event until his retirement from that position in 2004.

Tickets for the Cyber Security Hall of Fame Dinner event are $250. The 2013 National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Gala is part of a two-day Cyber Security month celebration that includes the CyberMaryland 2013 conference.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.