Show 081 – An Interview with Steve Bellovin

by Cigital on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Steve Bellovin

On the 81st episode of the Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary talks with Steve Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, currently on leave and acting as CTO of the Federal Trade Commission. Gary and Steve discuss how often academic research finds its way into the real world versus research that’s done in a commercial lab, how code has gotten better overall but how the threat model has changed, whether mobile security is just a repackaging of the same security problem we’ve been dealing with for years, the state of computer security in the government, the very first days of Usenet and the famed Evil Bit.