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A noted cybersecurity expert and business executive who spoke publicly about cyber security is dead.
Alan Paller, a founding member of the hacking group the SANS Institute and Professor Emeritus of Security and Technology at the University of Essex, passed away in the UK on June 30th of colon cancer.
Paller was credited with telling President Ronald Reagan about the computer virus that would take control of a national network. The White House accepted the warning in 1987 and the ban on government computers using specific parts of the Unix operating system became a part of federal policy.
Paller was hired by banks, corporations and government agencies in the United States and abroad. His cybersecurity and risk management consulting company also provided consulting services in North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, China, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, and the Philippines.
He was also the author of many cyber security books.
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