Purdue University professor Eugene Spafford has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. He serves as director emeritus of Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and professor of computer science.

Spafford is a member of the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame and has served as a senior advisor or consultant for two U.S. presidents, as well as the Air Force, the National Security Agency, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Energy. He coordinated the response to the Morris internet worm, one of the first computer worms distributed via the internet, in 1988.

 

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