On the 28th episode of The Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary interviews Bill Cheswick, a lead member of technical staff at AT&T Research and all around security guru. Bill has been working in computer security for over 35 years. He coined the term “proxy” in 1990 with reference to firewalls, and co-authored the book Firewalls and Internet Security which was used to train an entire generation of sys admins. Gary and Bill discuss whether we’re winning or losing the computer security war, how security threats have evolved from pimply-faced teenagers to organized crime, whether we should move security into “the cloud,” and whether re-naming “Christmas lights” to “solstice lights” would bypass NJ holiday decoration ordinances.
- Bill Cheswick
- AT&T Research
- “The Design of a Secure Internet Gateway” (Usenix 1990, coining of “proxy”)
- The Apache web server
- Turtles all the Way Down
- Ed Amoroso’s Silver Bullet Podcast (use blink test to compare)