Gene is one of the best in the business in computer security, privacy, and policy. He is respected internationally and easily moves among the worlds of government, business, and academe.
-- Prof, Lance J. Hoffman
Professor Spafford ("Gene") served as Lenovo's industry expert on data security in a patent infringement case in the E.D. of Texas. Gene is the consummate professional. His knowledge in the field of data security is unsurpassed. Gene is personable, detail oriented, thorough and he provided a timely work product. His expert report was concise and well-organized. I enjoyed working with Gene and whole-heartedly recommend him.
-- Connie Merriett, Counsel at Farney Daniels LLP
Gene has my highest recommendation for any position that requires leading edge work related to cyberspace security, cyberspace applications, and information operations.
-- Lt. Gen. Robert Elder USAF (retired)
Professor Spafford served as an expert consultant in a patent infringement case [of ours] involving computer security issues. I highly recommend Prof. Spafford because he is one of the leading experts in this field. Moreover, he is personable and a pleasure to work with.
-- Mark Baker, Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel
Gene is a brilliant computer scientist, research center director, and internationally recognized expert on the global issues of information security. An outstanding speaker and educator with broad perspective and insight, he is very effective at addressing both national policy and the technology landscape with audiences at the highest levels of decision-making.
-- Dave Capka
Spaf is one of the most innovative and strategic people I have met. We interacted over the years, but mostly as members of the Signacert advisory board. It is quite rare to find people who can think long and short term at the same time but Spaf is capable of that. He is quite an asset to our industry.
-- Taher Elgamal
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