I joined Purdue University in 1996, and joined the COAST laboratory (Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology) in the Computer Sciences department, under the direction of Gene Spafford. A couple of years later, COAST became CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security). Under both names, it was a great place to learn, to study and to do research, full of interesting, engaging and fun people.
A few days ago, CERIAS was named as the top program in information security among U.S. universities.
Congratulations to everyone at CERIAS! It’s a well-deserved honor.