The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Zachary Peterson

Assistant Professor
Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Zachary Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He enjoys innovating solutions to compelling interdisciplinary problems, particularly those at the confluence of secure storage systems, applied cryptography, law, and policy. He is also very interested in engaging students of all ages in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) disciplines, and in particular, computer security and privacy.

He is a recent recipient of an National Science Foundation award for developing board and card games designed to remove traditional barriers associated with using a computer, improve security literacy and introduce students to new career paths related to computer security and engineering. His first game, [d0x3d!], introduces network security concepts, terminology and adversarial thinking to high school and undergraduate students.