Dear Readers,

Please notice especially in this issue: - the call for papers for Oakland (immediately above) - the sad news of Harold Highland's death and Gene Spafford's tribute - the new listing of academic jobs availalble in computer security, thanks to Cynthia Irvine

Much of the contents of this issue is not yet on the website and it will take me a few days to get to posting it; please bear with me (and read the ascii version).

Thanks again to our contributors. If you are attending the NISSC in Baltimore this week, say hello (I hope to be there at least Wednesday morning for two panels) and be on the lookout for signs announcing a meeting of the TC.

The dogwoods are just beginning to turn in Washington and the beautiful fall weather is upon us.

Carl Landwehr
Editor, Cipher