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Security pioneer Ross Anderson dies at 67


Obituary Venerable computer scientist and information security expert Ross Anderson has died at the age of 67.

His family broke the news to Anderson's friends and colleagues at the University of Cambridge, where he worked as a professor of security engineering and senior research fellow at Churchill College. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday, March 28.

While it's difficult to label Anderson as a single type of professional since, like many great minds, his interests were as deep as they were broad, it would be fair to describe him as a decorated security expert and celebrated engineer – among the finest and most respected of his time.

Among a long, long list of personal awards, notably, he was a former winner of the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal – the UK's most prestigious computing award – and was also a Fellow of the Royal Society, joining ...


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