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David Aucsmith

Senior Research Scientist, UW Applied Physics Laboratory


Expertise: cybersecurity, especially for law enforcement or national security

David Aucsmith has more than 30 years of experience in industry, government and academia. Current research interests include the security of cyber-physical systems. He has previously worked on secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography, or the practice of concealing a message within another message or physical object, and network intrusion detection.

Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy who has written extensively on cybercrime, cyberespionage and cyberwarfare. He has also participated in cybersecurity advisory groups with several national entities, including the Defense Department, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the FBI and a Presidential Task Force.