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Neal Koblitz from University of Washington

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:30pm
Denny Hall 216

A Mathematician in the World of Cybersecurity

Neal Koblitz from University of Washington


I will describe some scary moments that have occurred in the history of elliptic curve cryptography almost from its inception; talk about some of the ironies of controversies in cryptography -- such as RSA's role as defender of strong encryption; and comment on the complicated role of the NSA in cryptography. At the end I will describe some weird recent conversations I have had relating to the NSA.

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