Prof Chris Hankin is Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College. He was Deputy Principal of the Faculty of Engineering from September 2006 until October 2008 and Pro Rector (Research) from June 2004 until September 2006. Hankin recently chaired a report for the Government - called the Foresight Future Identities Project. Recently he has developed (with Di Pierro and Wiklicky) a new approach to the static analysis of probabilistic systems and used this in quantifying the vulnerability of systems to certain kinds of attack and the identification and removal of covert channels. He is an appointed member of the IST Advisory Group (ISTAG) for the European Commission’s DG Information Societies and Media. He is an elected member of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) executive. He is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys.