The following text was taken from http://www.newdimensions.net/ (NDI), the company that se7en worked for providing 'hacker courses'. Looking past titles ripped off from books at the time (e.g., "Maximum Internet Security", the bio includes an odd 'award'.
Christian is the principal instructor for Hacker Techniques, Exploits, Mastering the Internet, Heterogeneous Network Security and Maximum Internet Security. He pilot tested the Maximum Internet Security course for the Navy for the Pacific Fleet and has been a senior instructor with New Dimensions for two years. He authored the NT Security and the Web Site Security texts and the Maximum Internet Security unique training materials. Mr. Valor retired from the hacker underground in July of 1996. He has conducted this training across the government and industry locations throughout the country and has been selected to be the principal instructor for Web Site Security and now, Internet Predators. Mr. Valor has been featured in national and international media to include MSNBC, Life Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles and London Times and Newsday where his manifesto on Child Pornography has been translated into several languages. For his recent child pornography work, he was given the American Legend Award.
[The 'American Legend Award' is a MUSIC award. Some people think he was mistaking that for the 'American Legion Award'. Well, lets look at that:
The American Legion Fourth Estate Award
The Fourth Estate Award is presented annually by The American Legion's National Public Relations Commission to an individual, publication or broadcast organization for outstanding achievement in the field of journalism. A $2,000 stipend accompanies the award to defray expenses of recipient accepting the award at The American Legion National Convention in September.
[This sounds more like the award he meant. However, who was it given to the past years?]
1980 Hy Rosen, Editorial Cartoonist, Albany Times Union 1981 ABC News 1982 Newsweek magazine 1983 The Sacramento Union 1984 C-SPAN 1985 Life Magazine 1986 KMOX Radio, St. Louis 1987 ABC Radio News 1988 Bill Cox/Florida Today 1989 Mary beth Pheiffer/The Poughkeepsie Journal 1990 Margaretta A. Downey/The Poughkeepsie Journal 1991 Michael Trihey, Tamara Welch/The Bakersfield Californian 1992 Philip Dine/St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1993 Fortune Magazine 1994 KSNW-TV, Wichita, Kansas 1995 Marcia Stepanek, Charles J. Lewis/Hearst Newspapers 1996 High Road Productions, Palo Alto, Cali 1997 Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio 1998 The Tribune, Mesa, Arizona