British professor, author, computer scientist, and security engineering expert. He headed the cryptography sub-program of the University of Cambridge's computer department and worked on the LION, BEAR, and Serpent ciphers.
He studied science, mathematics, and computer engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge. He completed his Ph.D thesis, Robust Computer Security, in 1995.
In the late 1990s, he established the Foundation for Information Policy Research.
He settled in Sandy, Bedfordshire, England.
Following Edward Snowden's 2013 American National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance leak, Anderson spoke publicly on the need to abolish the British secret service.