the Happy Hacker Web Site
with and Stories about Carolyn Meinel
Examples of consulting contracts:
Meinel has authored or co-authored technical
books on computers, aerospace and other high technology topics,
numerous research papers in refereed journals, and over 200 magazine
articles. Sample publications:
Examples of technical presentations,
books, refereed journal and magazine articles (click on Home to see her most recent publications)
- "Cybercrime Treaty Could Chill Research," IEEE Security and Privacy, July/Aug.
2004, pp. 28-32.
- "Tough act to follow," March
5, 2004, http://www.sans.org/tough.php.
- Überhacker, now in 2nd ed. Details how to set up and run
a laboratory in which one researches security problems; developed
in part out of consulting work for Systems Advisory Group Enterprises, Inc. (Loompanics, 2003)
- It's 2AM: Do you know where your modems are?
- Are you giving away your databases?
- THE ABCs Of IDSs (INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEMS)
- How Computer criminals Defeat IDS
to Meet Your Future Most Valued Employee
- Contributed a chapter to The Hacking of America
(Quorum Press, 2002)
- "Evolution of the Hacker Armies,"
Cyberadversary Workshop, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Aug. 13, 14, 2002.
- "Code Red for the Web," Scientific American, Oct. 2001. This article was reprinted in The Best American Science Writing 2002, Matt Ridley, ed. (Lipper Publications, 2002)
- "Why Are Computers Easy to Break
Into and What Is the Solution?," paper given at the
Internal Audit & Financial Management Conference, February
19-21, 2002, Austin, Texas.
- "How Hackers Hide," also
participated on a panel on how to secure web sites, WebSec 2002
Conference, Secure i-World Conference & Expo, Aug. 19-21,
2002, San Diego, California.
Happy Hacker: A Guide to Mostly Harmless Hacking, American Eagle, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, now
in fourth edition with a Japanese edition.
- "How Hackers Evade Intrusion Detection
Systems," paper given at Security.Net 2001, September 12-14,
- Contributed sections to the
Encyclopedia of Computers: Jenna
Brinning, ed. (Moschovitis Group, 2000).
- "How Hackers Break in and How
they Are Caught" Scientific American,
- World Intermodal Freight Market, Forecast International,
- World IVHS Market, Forecast International,
- Emerging Technologies, Volumes 3 and 4, Forecast International,
- C.P. Meinel, L.M. Gutheinz, A.J. Toepfer,
R.Vandenberg, and R. Weitz, "Remote Resource Mapping of
Solar System Bodies," Engineering, Construction and Operations
in Space, Proceedings of the Space 90 Conference, ASCE, Johnson,
S.W. and Wetzel, J.P., eds., April 22-26, 1990.
- Fair, H.D., Coose, P., Meinel, C.P.
and Tidman, D.A. "Electromagnetic Earth-to-Space Launch,"
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, January 1989.
- "Military space launch today:
a US perspective," Carolyn Meinel and Tom Blau, Military
Technology, Volume XII, Issue 10, Oct 1988.
- Carolyn Meinel, et al, "Opportunities
for Long-Range Hypervelocity Kinetic Kill," Proceedings
of the October 22-25, 1985 Strategic Systems Symposium held at
the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, classified
- "Will Pac Man Consume Our Nation's
Youth?" (humor), MIT Technology Review, May/June
1983, pp. 10,11, 28
EDUCATION: M.S., Industrial Engineering,
The University of Arizona, 1983. Research in the mathematics
of computation (traveling salesman heuristics). This topic is
directly relevant to cryptography. B.A., General Studies, The
University of Arizona, 1981. Three part major: math, systems
engineering and creative writing.
PROFESSIONAL: Meinel is a member of
of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
and the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
is a co-founder and for several years was the president of the
an organization now known as the National Space Society.
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