Ben Laurie

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Ben Laurie
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Residence United Kingdom

Ben Laurie is a software engineer, protocol designer and cryptographer.[1] He is a founding director of The Apache Software Foundation, a core team member of OpenSSL, a member of the Shmoo Group, a director of the Open Rights Group, Director of Security at The Bunker Secure Hosting,[2] Trustee and Founder-member of FreeBMD, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory,[3] a committer at FreeBSD and Advisory Board member of[4]

Laurie works for Google[5] in London on various projects, currently focused on Certificate transparency.[6]

Ben wrote Apache-SSL,[7] the basis of most SSL-enabled versions of the Apache HTTP Server and is a co-author of OpenPGP:SDK. He developed the MUD Gods, which was innovative in including online creation in its endgame. [8]

Ben also has written several articles, papers[9][10][11][12] and books,[13][14] many of which can be found on his home page[15] or his blog[16] and is interested in ideal knots and their applications.[17][18]


  1. ^ Ben Laurie profile at LinkedIn
  2. ^ Director of Security Ben Laurie
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  4. ^ Advisory Board of WikiLeaks
  5. ^ Ben Laurie, Publications at Google
  6. ^ Google's Certificate Transparency project fixes several structural flaws in the SSL certificate system
  7. ^ Ben Laurie page at Apache SSL
  8. ^ Bartle, Richard (1990). "Interactive Multi-User Computer Games". 
  9. ^ Laurie, B. (2004). "Network Forensics". Queue 2 (4): 50. doi:10.1145/1016978.1016982. 
  10. ^ Danezis, G.; Laurie, B. (2004). "Minx". Proceedings of the 2004 ACM workshop on Privacy in the electronic society - WPES '04. p. 59. doi:10.1145/1029179.1029198. ISBN 1581139683. 
  11. ^ Laurie, B.; Singer, A. (2008). "Choose the red pillandthe blue pill". Proceedings of the 2008 workshop on New security paradigms - NSPW '08. p. 127. doi:10.1145/1595676.1595695. ISBN 9781605583419. 
  12. ^ Laurie, B. (2007). "Safer Scripting Through Precompilation". Security Protocols. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4631. pp. 284–288. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77156-2_35. ISBN 978-3-540-77155-5. 
  13. ^ Laurie, Peter; Laurie, Ben (1997). Apache: The Definitive Guide (Nutshell Handbook). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. ISBN 1-56592-250-6. 
  14. ^ Laurie, Peter; Laurie, Ben (2002). Apache: the definitive guide. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. ISBN 0-596-00203-3. 
  15. ^ Laurie home page at Apache
  16. ^ Ben Laurie blog
  17. ^ Laurie, B.; Katritch, V.; Sogo, J.; Koller, T.; Dubochet, J.; Stasiak, A. (1998). "Geometry and Physics of Catenanes Applied to the Study of DNA Replication". Biophysical Journal 74 (6): 2815–2822. doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(98)77988-3. PMC 1299622. PMID 9635735. 
  18. ^ Vologodskii, A.V.; Crisona, N.J.; Laurie, B.; Pieranski, P.; Katritch, V.; Dubochet, J.; Stasiak, A. (1998). "Sedimentation and electrophoretic migration of DNA knots and catenanes1". Journal of Molecular Biology 278 (1): 1–3. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1998.1696. PMID 9571029. 

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