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Eduardo B. Fernandez
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Eduardo B. Fernandez (Eduardo Fernandez-Buglioni) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida). He has published numerous papers on authorization models, object-oriented analysis and design, and security patterns. In addition, he has written four books on these subjects, the most recent being a book on security patterns. He has lectured all over the world at both academic and industrial meetings, and has created and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses and industrial tutorials. Eduardo’s current interests include security patterns and Web services security and fault tolerance. He holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in computer science from UCLA. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of ACM. Eduardo is also an active consultant for industry, including assignments with IBM, Allied Signal, Motorola, Lucent, and others. More details about his work can be found at


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Software engineering in the era of cloud computing
Ramachandran M., Mahmood Z., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 354 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030336-23-3)

This book attempts to present a state-of-the-art view of “software engineering in the era of cloud computing.” The claimed audience includes researchers, practitioners, and students. The title is ambiguous; it could...


Hack for hire
Mirian A. Queue 17(4): 41-60, 2019.  Type: Article

Email accounts usually include large amounts of sensitive information, including passwords for other accounts, financial information, contacts’ information, business exchanges, and so on. Consequently, they make a valuable ta...


Engineering trustworthy systems: a principled approach to cybersecurity
Saydjari O. Communications of the ACM 62(6): 63-69, 2019.  Type: Article

In this article--an extract of his book on 223 security principles [1]--Saydjari discusses the ten “most fundamental” principles. Both the book and article are addressed to software engineers who w...


 Software-defined networking-based DDoS defense mechanisms
Swami R., Dave M., Ranga V. ACM Computing Surveys 52(2): 1-36, 2019.  Type: Article

This article surveys distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on software-defined networks (SDNs). SDNs separate the control plane from the data plane in computer networks, thus allowing more flexible management of traffic and topo...


Blockchains from a distributed computing perspective
Herlihy M. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 78-85, 2019.  Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)

Maurice Herlihy has published a book and numerous papers on distributed systems, and in particular concurrency, so he is in a very good position to judge blockchains. He has written here an excellent tutorial on blockchains from the po...


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