Matt Bishop received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University, where he specialized in computer security, in 1984. He is on the faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis. His main research area is the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems, including modeling them, building tools to detect vulnerabilities, and ameliorating or eliminating them. Currently, he has research projects involving data sanitization, modeling election processes and attribution in large-scale testbeds such as GENI; he is also looking at the “insider” problem. He also teaches software engineering, machine architecture, operating systems, programming and (of course) computer security.