Speaker Series Odysseys in Technology

Information Security—Before, During, and After Public-Key Cryptography

In the 1970s, the world of information security was transformed by public-key cryptography, the radical revision of cryptographic thinking that allowed people with no prior contact to communicate securely. “Public key” solved security problems born of the revolution in information technology that characterized the 20th century and made Internet commerce possible. Security problems rarely stay solved, however. Continuing growth in computing, networking, and wireless--including applications made possible by improvements in security—have given rise to new security problems. Where is this going? Diffie, a key figure in the discovery public-key cryptography, will trace the growth of information security through the 20th Century and into the 21st.

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Jan 26, 2005
6:00 pm

Add to Calendar 01/26/2005 6:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Information Security—Before, During, and After Public-Key Cryptography Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States
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1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043

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