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Lawrence R. Rogers

Lawrence R. Rogers is a senior member of the technical staff in the Networked Systems Survivability Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The CERT® Coordination Center is a part of this program.

Rogers' primary focus in this group is analyzing system and network vulnerabilities and helping to transition security technology into production use. His professional interests are in the areas of the administering systems in a secure fashion, software tools and techniques for creating new systems being deployed in the Internet, and computer forensics. Rogers also works as a training system administrator, authoring and delivering courseware.

Before joining the SEI, Rogers worked for ten years at Princeton University, first in the Department of Computer Science on the Massive Memory Machine project, and later at the Department of Computing and Information Technology (CIT). While at CIT, he directed and managed the UNIX Systems Group, which was charged with administering the UNIX computing facilities used for undergraduate education and campus-wide services.

Rogers received a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University in 1976 and an MA in Computer Engineering in 1978 from Case Western Reserve University.

Rogers co-authored the Advanced Programmer's Guide to UNIX Systems V with Rebecca Thomas and Jean Yates. He has written many articles on computer security, notably "Was the Melissa Virus So Different" with Barbara Fraser and Linda Pesante for the Internet Protocol Journal, June, 1999, "Means, Motive, and Opportunity" for Infosec Outlook, June, 2000, and "rlogin(1): The Untold Story" (CMU/SEI-98-TR-017, 1998)

Other recent articles include:

  • "Is There an Intruder in my Computer?" February 27, 2002, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/intruder_computer.pdf.
  • "Internet — Friend or Foe?" January 7, 2002, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/friendorfoe.pdf.
  • "Attack Scenarios: How to Get There from Here" December 3, 2001, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/attack_scenarios.pdf.
  • "Means, Motive, and Opportunity" October 23, 2001, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/mmo.pdf.
  • "Yesterday I Couldn't Spell Systems Administrator; Now I Am One!" September 21, 2001, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/sysadmin.pdf.
  • "Email - A Postcard Written in Pencil" June 22, 2001, available at http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/homeusers/email_postcard.pdf.
  • "Applying Security Patches" April 1, 2001, available at http://www.cert.org/homeusers/apply_patches.html.
Lawrence R. Rogers

Lawrence R. Rogers