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Lawrie Brown

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Name  Lawrie Brown

Role  Computer researcher

Occupation  Cryptographer and computer security researcher
Education  University of New South Wales
Books  Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Computer Security: Principles and Practices

Lawrence Peter "Lawrie" Brown is a cryptographer and computer security researcher, currently a (retired and now visiting) Senior Lecturer with UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. His notable work includes the design of the block ciphers LOKI and the AES candidate LOKI97. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of New South Wales in 1991, with a dissertation on the design of LOKI and the cryptanalysis of the Data Encryption Standard. Subsequently, his research changed focus to the Safe Erlang mobile code system, to aspects of trust issues in eCommerce with some of his PhD students, and with the use of Proxy Certificates for Client Authentication.



  • Computer Security: Principles and Practice, 3/e, Pearson Education, 2015
  • Personal interests

    According to his personal homepage, Brown's social activities include dancing a number of different styles. He has also composed some of his own dances. He enjoys reading science fiction and is an amateur radio enthusiast. Brown is a practicing Baptist.


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