Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge
University. He was one of the founders of the discipline of security
economics, and leads the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, which collects
and analyses data about online wickedness. He was one of the
designers of the international standards for prepayment electricity
metering and powerline communications; he was one of the inventors of the AES finalist encryption algorithm Serpent; he was also a pioneer of peer-to-peer systems, hardware tamper-resistance and API security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Physics, and a winner of the Lovelace Medal – the UK's top award in computing. He is best known as the author of the textbook "Security Engineering – A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems"