Cliff Stoll

Cliff Stoll made the top page of The New York Times after nailing his spy, much to the satisfaction of the FBI, CIA, and NSA. Stoll became a genuine, if somewhat improbable, American hero after the incident, which broke in 1989, made national headlines. Cliff Stoll, an astronomer by training and a computer expert by chance, has established himself as a top authority on computer security, which is widely recognized as one of the most pressing security issues of our day. He has given seminars for the FBI, CIA, and NSA, as well as testified before the United States Congress.