My Computer Science Heroes

I used to be an electrical engineer, and my heroes were … Maxwell, Faraday, and Ohm, and in electronics it was Kilby and Shockley. Virtually everyone who ever studied the subjects knew of their work, and the built the pillars on which the subjects stood. But the minute I saw a transistor — and its crazy npn structure — I knew my future was in the computer industry.

But, in cyber security, you don’t see the general consensus of the great people who created the area and who built significant knowledge. So I’ve decided to document my top heroes (in order of how much they influenced me):

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.