Cipher Issue 73, July 2006, Editor's Letter

This issue of Cipher covers the annual meeting of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, the organization that publishes Cipher and sponsors the Symposium on Security and Privacy. The TC meets at the Symposium each year. We also have a conference report about the technical sessions of the Symposium.

Robert Bruen has contributed a book review about an interesting book covering the subject of privacy. As a fledgling author, he has had an unhappy interaction with a book publisher that he would gladly relate if you contact him directly.

July weather here in Utah is hot enough that it might even convince our senior Senator of the reality of global warming. Whatever the future may bring in computer security, it will have to ensure cooler processors!

    Hilarie Orman
    Cipher Editor