About your producer, Tom Berson

Tom Berson

Thomas A. Berson, PhD, has worked in computer and communications security for more than 35 years. He is president since 1986 of Anagram Laboratories, an information security consultancy in Palo Alto, CA. There he specializes in cryptographic technology and policy, cryptosystem architecture, key management schemes, the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and the penetration of supposedly secure systems.

Until recently, Dr. Berson also served part-time as a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). In this role, he provided intellectual leadership for PARC's research in information security. His projects at PARC included cryptographic abundance, security for ad-hoc networks, secure group communications, and exploring the role of gatekeepers in defending privacy.

Dr. Berson is a past-president of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). He was named IACR Distinguished Lecturer in 2000. He is a past-chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy. He was an editor of the Journal of Cryptology for 14 years.

Dr. Berson is a student of Sun Zi Bing Fa (Sun Tzu's Art of War). He has lectured on its applicability to modern information warfare.

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