Steven M. Bellovin
Bellovin in 2016
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Known for||USENET; computer security; firewalls; cryptography|
|Doctoral advisor||David Parnas|
Steven M. Bellovin is a researcher on computer networking and security. He is currently[when?] a Professor in the Computer Science department at Columbia University, having previously been a Fellow at AT&T Labs Research in Florham Park, New Jersey.
He and Michael Merritt invented the Encrypted key exchange password-authenticated key agreement methods. He was also responsible for the discovery that one-time pads were invented in 1882, not 1917, as previously believed.
Bellovin has been active in the IETF. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1996-2002. Bellovin later was Security Area co-director, and a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) from 2002-2004. He identified some key security weaknesses in the Domain Name System; this and other weaknesses eventually led to the development of DNSSEC.
He received 2007 National Computer Systems Security Award by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA). In 2001, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to network and security.
Bellovin is the author and co-author of several books, RFCs and technical papers, including: