Ten Years Past and Ten Years From Now
Ten years ago, computer security was an arcane discipline that many academics did not see as an interesting or deep research area. Today, that perception has changed. Information assurance and computer security touch every aspect of the lives, and the interconnections with more traditional academic disciplines such as analysis of algorithms, operating systems, and network protocols have convinced even the most hardened skeptic that the academy has a place for computer security. In this paper, the authors examine the changes in computer security, how it has touched the lives and the society over the past ten years, and speculate what the next ten years will bring.