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Thomas Alan Berson (born 1946) is a cryptographer and computer security researcher. His notable work includes several cryptanalytic attacks, and research in the practical use of cryptographic protocols, particularly in computer networks.

A founding member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, Tom Berson has been one of its officers since 1983, and was the first person selected as an IACR Fellow. [1] He served as editor of the Journal of Cryptology from 1986 to 2001. At ASIACRYPT 2000 he delivered the IACR Distinguished Lecture, Cryptography Everywhere.

Berson was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2020 for contributions to cybersecurity in the commercial and intelligence communities. He serves on the advisory board of

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