Introducing Guest Blogger Steven Bellovin

I am delighted to introduce Steven Bellovin, a professor of computer science at Columbia University, who is guest blogging with us this month.  Professor Bellovin does research on networks, security, and especially why the two don’t get along.  He joined Columbia’s faculty in 2005 after many years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, where he was an AT&T Fellow. He received a BA degree from Columbia University, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While a graduate student, he helped create Netnews; for this, he and the other perpetrators were given the 1995 Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award (The Flame). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is serving on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and the Technical Guidelines Development Committee of the Election Assistance Commission; he has also received the 2007 NIST/NSA National Computer Systems Security Award.

Professor Bellovin is the co-author of Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker, and holds a number patents on cryptographic and network protocols. He has served on many National Research Council study committees, including those on information systems trustworthiness, the privacy implications of authentication technologies, and cybersecurity research needs; he was also a member of the information technology subcommittee of an NRC study group on science versus terrorism. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1996-2002; he was co-director of the Security Area of the IETF from 2002 through 2004.

His recent scholarship includes:

Frank Miller: Inventor of the One-Time Pad

Maritza Johnson and Steven M. Bellovin. Policy management for e-health records. Usenix HealthSec, August 2010

Elli Androulaki, Binh Vo, and Steven M. Bellovin. Privacy-preserving, taxable bank accounts. In Proceedings of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), Athens, September 2010.

Mariana Raykova, Binh Vo, Tal Malkin, and Steven M. Bellovin. Secure anonymous database search. In Proceedings of the ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop, November 2009

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