Florida Tech Professor to Create UNIX-Based Security Audit Tools

– Dr. James Whittaker, Florida Tech professor of computer science, has received a $50,000 grant from Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Ground Surveillance and
Battle Management Systems Division to create UNIX-based security auditing tools for the company.

Whittaker, director of the university’s Center for Software Assurance, is the author of How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing and How to
Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security , also by Florida Tech alumnus Herbert H. Thompson. Both have been widely adopted by major
software companies and government organizations.

Whittaker was one of 10 international computer scientists invited to join Microsoft Corporation’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board in 2003. He
recently received an unsolicited $70,000 Air Force Research Laboratory grant to model all possible hacker exploits.

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