Professor Ross Anderson

at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Security Engineering, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Professor Ross Anderson is 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 chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the UK's leading Internet policy think tank, which he helped set up in 1998.

Current 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