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Thursday, October 23 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Historical Lessons for Improving Cyber Security

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When Whit Diffie, Ralph Merkle and I first started working in cryptography, people thought we were crazy. The fact that our invention of public key cryptography now protects literally trillions of dollars in financial transactions every day indicates that we should pay more attention to seemingly foolish ideas. Another historical lesson involves the role of outsiders in making key advances in cryptography. Finally, lessons I learned from my efforts to reduce the risk of a disaster involving nuclear weapons will be applied to that same goal in cryptography.


Martin Hellman

Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Stanford Professor Martin E. Hellman is best known for his invention of public key cryptography, the technology that enables secure Internet transactions and is used to transfer literally trillions of dollars every day. His work has been recognized by a number of honors and awards... Read More →

Thursday October 23, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Red Oak Ballroom Norris Conference Center, http://lascon.org/venue/

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