Professor Ross Anderson (1956-2024)

at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Security Engineering, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Until his death in March 2024, Professor Ross Anderson was Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory, and a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Institute of Physics. He also chaired the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK's leading Internet policy think tank, which he helped set up in 1998.

Research topics include:

  • Economics and psychology of information security – including security and human behaviour
  • Peer-to-Peer and social network systems – including the Eternity Service, cocaine auctions and suicide bombing
  • Reliability of security systems – including bank fraud and hardware hacking
  • Robustness of cryptographic protocols – including API attacks
  • Analysis and design of cryptographic algorithms – including Tiger and Serpent
  • Information hiding – including Soft Tempest and stego file systems
  • Security of clinical information systems – including NHS databases
  • Privacy and freedom issues – including FIPR
  • 23 May 2019, 5:30pm

    Is the British Civil Service an endangered species?

    Is the British Civil Service an endangered species? A Distinguished Policy Lecture by Lord Wilson of Dinton.

  • 2 March 2017

    What will the internet of the future look like?

    Join us for this one-day workshop. The future internet will no longer just be smart phone apps and the Cloud, largely deployed in the richest 20% of the world for knowledge, fun and profit. It will be the Internet of drones, the Internet of AIs, the Internet of the developing world. It will also be the Internet of truth, lies and mixed realities.