Have you ever wondered how about the history of cryptography, or how we got to the cryptography that is used in computing systems today?
You're in luck! Come join us this Friday (Feb 22nd) to hear a special lecture by Donald Costello from the University of Nebraska. Details follow.
Cryptography: From Enigma to Elliptical Curve Cryptography
A talk by Donald Costello
Brought to you by: SUNY Binghamton ACM Chapter
What: ACM Distinguished Speaker Lecture
When: Friday February 22nd from 2:30 - 4:30
Where: Lecture Hall 8
The history of cryptography can be likened to a reawaking history of mathematics and computer science. The story of cryptography goes back 4000 years and some of the mathematics employed goes back as long.
This talk will address the history of cryptography beginning with the Enigma used by the Germans in WWII and broken by world famous Mathematician/ Computer Scientist Alan Turing. It will continue down to today's advanced crypto systems such as RSA, PGP and Elliptic Curve cryptography.
The lecture will point out the key role that cryptography plays in the future of e-commerce and the new products and ways of doing business that results when secure communications through cryptography is available.
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Last Updated: 2/21/13