The following individuals served on the steering committee of distinguished researchers:
Ross Anderson FRS, University of Cambridge,
Eric Grosse, Google, Inc.,
Andrew Hopper FRS, University of Cambridge,1
Butler Lampson NAS, Microsoft Corporation,
Susan Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
John McCanny FRS, Queen’s University Belfast,
William Press NAS, University of Texas at Austin,1
Angela Sasse, University College London, and
Fred Schneider, Cornell University.
This summary of the forum is drawn from the presentations and discussions of participants at the meeting. It was reviewed in draft form by Steven Bellovin, Richard Clayton, and Kieron O’Hara. The reviewers provided comments and suggestions but were not asked to endorse the views in the document, nor did they see the final draft before its release.
Oversight of the review process was provided by NAS Council member Stephen Fienberg. The summary was prepared by consultant writer Steve Olson and with staff assistance from Lynette Millett, Alice Jamieson, and Jon Eisenberg.
Sincere thanks to the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum for support of this activity.
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1Profs. Hopper and Press served as co-chairs of the steering committee and of the forum.