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There are many oral histories from security pioneers at The Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/59493/browse?type=subject&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Computer+security

The full list of oral histories on a variety of technology and security topics: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/59493/browse?type=subject


Gary McGraw's Silver Bullet Podcast, Risky Business Podcast, and Paul's Security Weekly (formerly Pauldotcom) have all interviewed luminaries in the field.

Silver Bullet Podcast: http://www.cigital.com/silver-bullet/ (no longer active)

Risky Business Podcast: http://risky.biz/

Security Weekly Podcast: http://wiki.securityweekly.com/wiki/index.php/Show_Notes and http://wiki.securityweekly.com/wiki/index.php/Interviews


Presentation delivered by Jack Daniel at DerbyCon 2014 introducing this project: http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/derbycon4/t216-once-upon-a-time-infosec-history-101-jack-daniel


Many foundational figures in InfoSec worked on Multics, the Multicians.org website has a lot of good reference material, including this list of nearly two thousand Multicians: http://www.multicians.org/multicians.html

For those interested in Multics, there is now a simulator for the Multics dps-8/m mainframe, the project is on SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/dps8m/


The "Rainbow Series" of books were instrumental in defining information security, especially the Orange Book- and many of the people included in the Shoulders of InfoSec project contributed to the Rainbow Series.

The Orange Book, initially published in 1983, was reissued on March 14, 2014.  Link to the Orange Book PDF: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/850001_2014.pdf

The Federation of American Scientists has a list of books in the Rainbow Series and many source documents at http://fas.org/irp/nsa/rainbow.htm


NIST has a list of "Early Computer Security Papers (1970-1985)" many of which were authored by people included in this project.


The National (US) Cyber Security Hall of Fame ran from 2012 to 2019, missing a couple of years in between, The site is now gone, but the Wikipedia page has information on the people inducted into the Hall of Fame: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Cyber_Security_Hall_of_Fame 


The Today in InfoSec Twitter feed, Tweeting news from the world of information security that occurred or was announced on today's date in a previous year: https://twitter.com/todayininfosec


The Computer Security Archives Project at UC Davis has an archive of many seminal papers from the early days of InfoSec.


The A. M. Turing Award recognizes many pioneers in the field. 


The NSA's Cryptologic Hall of Honor  highlights many significant figures in the field. Although US and largely NSA-centric, it includes several foundational figures from outside of US government service.


The Hackers of India Project describes itself :This site is a humble attempt to find the OG’s of Indian Hacking Scene, and preserve the details for future generations. 

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