Dr. Richard E. Smith is an assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has over 30 years of experience in computing systems, almost half of which has focused on information security. Dr. Smith has published two books in addition to numerous articles on information security. Dr. Smith earned a BS in engineering from Boston University, and an MS and PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the ACM, the ASEE, and a senior member of the IEEE.