The Year in Review An Intelligence Summary William Hugh Murray Executive Consultant TruSecure Corporation [email protected] William Hugh Murray
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Bill Murray is an executive consultant for TruSecure Corporation and a Senior Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and serves as Secretary of (ISC)2, the certifying body, Bill is an advisor on the Board of Directors of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of ISSA.
He has more than fifty years experience in information technology and more than thirty years in security. During more than twenty-five years with IBM his management responsibilities included development of access control programs, advising IBM customers on security, and the articulation of the IBM security product plan. He is the author of the IBM publication Information System Security Controls and Procedures.Mr. Murray has made significant contributions to the literature and the practice of information security. He is a popular speaker on such topics as network security architecture, encryption, PKI, and Secure Electronic Commerce. He is a founding member of the International Committee to Establish the "Generally Accepted System Security Principles" (GSSP, now referred to as the GAISP) as called for in the National Research Council's Report: Computers at Risk. Bill remains as an active member of this committee. He is a founder and board member of the Colloquium on Information System Security Education (CISSE).
He has been recognized as a founder of the systems audit field and,, by Information Security Magazine as a Pioneer in Computer Security. In 1987 he received the Fitzgerald Memorial Award for leadership in data security. In 1989 he received the Joseph J. Wasserman Award for contributions to security, audit and control. In 1995 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Computer Security Institute. In 1999 he was enrolled in the ISSA Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the information security community.
He holds a Bachelor Science Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of the Jesuit Preparatory High School of New Orleans.
This an update on the state of security for the year 2004.
The easiest way to forecast the future is to identify states or trends that are unlikely to change during the forecast horizon and to project them. This presentation identifies and projects such trends.
While this forecast has been widely published and, unlike most pronouncements of its author, has drawn little fire, the author takes full responsibility for its content.