Steven M. Bellovin
Steven M. Bellovin is a researcher on computer networking and security. He is currently 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.
In February 2016, Bellovin became the first technology scholar for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
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:
- Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker (with W. Cheswick) - one of the first books on internet security.
- Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker 2nd edition (with W. Cheswick and Aviel D. Rubin)
- Thinking Security: Stopping Next Year's Hackers
- RFC 1579 Firewall-Friendly FTP
- RFC 1675 Security Concerns for IPng
- RFC 1681 On Many Addresses per Host
- RFC 1948 Defending Against Sequence Number Attacks
- RFC 3514 The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header (April Fools' Day RFC)
- RFC 3554 On the Use of Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) with IPsec (with J. Ioannidis, A. Keromytis, R. Stewart.)
- RFC 3631 Security Mechanisms for the Internet (with J. Schiller, Ed., C. Kaufman)
- RFC 4107 Guidelines for Cryptographic Key Management (with R. Housley)
As of November 11, 2015, his publications have been cited 12,669 times, and he has an h-index of 46.