Thanks to Joel for emailing me earlier in the week to let me know that Marcus Ranum had been interviewed on SecurityFocus
recently. The interview is very interesting and is titled "Interview with Marcus Ranum
" by Federico Biancuzzi and dated 21 June 2005. The interview is very interesting and is a question and answer session. I had heard of Marcus before, quite a few times on various lists in the past but didn't realise his part in the security heritage we all enjoy now. For instance he was the designer and implementer of the first commercial firewall, DEC SEAL. I liked the comment Marcus makes in page 2 that he believes that zero progress is being made in computer security and this has been the case for some time, he also says the same ideas are cropping up again and again since the 1980's. This is a good interview and worth reading.