Chris giving me his new Tokyo University name card with Professor Yasuda looking on
Professor Yasuda and "Visiting Associate Professor" Chris Goggans visited our office today. Professor Yasuda has invited Chris to Tokyo University as a Visiting Associate Professor to help educate Japan about security and to break into a few computers. ;-) Chris is now officially faculty at the most prestigious university in Japan. Amazing. I played my own little role by writing a recommendation for him, but hats-off to Professor Yasuda for pulling this off. I think this is GREAT. Chris has the hands-on experience that many of the so-called security experts in Japan lack and having him firmly embedded in the establishment, even for a short period, should have an enormous positive impact on the understanding.
It will also be fun to have Chris around Tokyo for awhile.
I wrote about Chris before here.