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Project Title: A Primer on Cybersecurity: Leveraging Two Decades of National Academies Work

PIN: DEPS-CSTB-12-03        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS


Lin, Herb

Subject/Focus Area:  Computers and Information Technology

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   11/13/2012

Dr. David D. Clark - (Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Since the mid 70s, Dr. Clark has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations. He is helping the U.S. National Science foundation organize their Future Internet Design program. Dr. Clark is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. He has contributed to a number of studies on the societal and policy impact of computer communications. He is co-director of the MIT Communications Futures Program, a project for industry collaboration and coordination along the communications value chain. Dr. Clark received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1973.

Dr. Thomas A. Berson
Anagram Laboratories

Tom Berson is Founder President of Anagram Laboratories. He has spent his career working both the defensive and the offensive sides of the information security battle. He has been a researcher at IBM Research and at Xerox PARC. He has been successful as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur three times: Sytek, Inc (broadband local area networks, end-to-end secure at the session layer); BlueSteel Networks (cryptographic accelerator chips, now the basis of Broadcom’s crypto line); and (cloud computing services for enterprise users). Dr. Berson’s information security consultancy, Anagram Laboratories celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. He is attracted most strongly to security issues raised at the confluence of technology, business, and world events. His client base includes (disruptive at the center of the net) and, formerly, Skype (disruptive at the edge). Dr. Berson is a student of Sun Tzu’s Art of War and its applicability to modern information conflict. Dr. Berson was the first person to be named a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. His citation reads, “For visionary and essential service and for numerous valuable contributions to the technical, social, and commercial development of cryptology and security.” Dr. Berson was an editor of the Journal of Cryptology for fourteen years. He is a Past-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, and a Past-President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. Dr. Berson has been a member of three previous National Research Council committees: the Committee on Computer Security in the Department of Energy, the Committee to Review DoD C4I Plans and Programs, and the Committee on Offensive Information Warfare. Dr. Berson earned a B.S. in physics from the State University of New York in 1967 and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of London in 1977. He was a Visiting Fellow in Mathematics in the University of Cambridge, and is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Dr. Berson’s Erdös Number is 2; his amateur radio call sign is ND2T.