CRA Board member, Eugene Spafford, has received the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) President’s Award for “his long and effective leadership on issues of computer security and policy, professional responsibility, and the Internet.” The award, given to only seven previous recipients since 1985, will be presented in June in San Diego. The award is given to those who “have demonstrated their exceptional abilities to advance computing technology and enhance its impact for the benefit of society through generosity, creativity and dedication to their respective missions.”
From the press release:
Professor Spafford, considered one of the most influential leaders in information security, is being cited for his extensive and continuing record of service to the computing community, including major companies and government agencies. He was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 2003-2005. He was also a senior advisor to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Assistant Director of the CISE (Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering) Directorate during the 2003-2004 academic year. In addition, Professor Spafford has been a senior advisor and consultant on security, cybercrime, and policy issues to several agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, the National Security Agency, the Government Accountability Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Energy.
Spafford is a joint professor in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, where he has received three teaching awards, and the founder and Executive Director of the Purdue CERIAS, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Information Assurance at the University of Texas San Antonio. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS and a Lifetime Member of Sigma Xi and ISSA. He has received many awards from a variety of scientific societies and universities, including IEEE, NIST, and the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.