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Dorothy E. Denning
Emeritus Distinguished Professor
Mail Code: DA
Department of Defense Analysis
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3105
PhD - Purdue University, Computer Science, 1975
MA - University of Michigan, Mathematics, 1969
BA - University of Michigan, Mathematics,1967
  • 2017- present: Emeritus Distinguished Professor; 2009-2016: Distinguished Professor; 2002- 2009: Professor, Department of Defense Analysis
  • Georgetown University, Washington DC, Patricia and Patrick Callahan Family Professor of Computer Science, 2001-2002; Professor of Computer Science, 1991-2002; Chair of Computer Science Department, 1991-1994; Director, Georgetown Institute for Information Assurance, 2000-2002.
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, Systems Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, Principal Software Engineer, 1987-1991.
  • SRI International, Computer Science Lab, Menlo Park, CA, Senior Staff Scientist, 1983-1987.
  • Purdue University, Computer Science Department, W. Lafayette, IN, Professor of Computer Science, 1975-1983.
  • Conflict and Cyberspace
  • Computer Network Attack and Defense
  • Trust, Influence, and Networks 
  • Conflict and cyberspace
  • Cybercrime
  • Information security
  • Trust
  • Influence and information operations
  • Networks
  • Kristian Beckman Award, IFIP TC-11, 2013
  • Distinguished Women Scholars, Purdue University, 2013
  • National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Distinguished Fellow, ISSA, 2010
  • Outstanding Innovation Award, ACM SIGSAC, 2008
  • Fellow of (ISC)2, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, 2008
  • Security 7 Award, 2006
  • Distinguished Science Alumnus, Purdue University, 2006
  • Harold F. Tipton Award, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, 2004
  • ISSA Hall of Fame, 2003
  • COMPASS Award, CSO Magazine, 2003
  • Honorary Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Information Systems Audit and Control Association, 2003
  • Award for Excellence in Information Security, George Washington University, 2002
  • Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, Association for Women in Computing, 2001
  • Security innovator, Time magazine, 2001
  • TechnoSecurity Professional of the Year Award, 2000
  • National Computer Systems Security Award, 1999
  • ACM Fellow, 1995
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Security Award, Aerospace, 1990
BOARDS (Selected  Recent):
  • Advisory Board, Military Cyber Professional Association, 2017-.
  • Advisory Board, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), 2015-.
  • Editorial Board, Peer J Computer Science, 2015-.
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2008-.
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice, 2006-.
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 2004-.
  • Editorial board, Information Security and Privacy, IEEE Computer Society, 2003-2015.
  • Editorial board, Ethics and Information Technology, 1999-2016.
  • Editorial board, Information, Communication & Society, 1997-2016.
4 books and over 200 articles. See


  • Keywords: cyberspace, cyber conflict, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cybercrime, information operations

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