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Simson Garfinkel Guest Contributor

Simson L. Garfinkel is a computer security research scientist whose interests include digital forensics, security, personal information management, privacy, and terrorism. He holds six U.S. patents for his computer-related research, has published dozens of journal and conference papers in security and computer forensics, is the author or co-author of 14 books, and has started five companies. Garfinkel is also an an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, but his articles here are independent efforts and do not represent the official policy or position of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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