A Conversation About Data Encryption - with guest Dr. Whitfield Diffie

Date of Chat: 2 Dec 2020

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Chat Description:  It’s nearly impossible to do business of any kind without your personal data ending up in an organization’s networked computer system. Think about your exercise logs saved on your fitness watch, or your banking information sent through your online account. Encryption can help protect data you send, receive, and store, using your phone, tablet, or laptop.

An early tool used to protect our data was via the Data Encryption Standard.  The U.S. government established DES as the standard in 1977, and it remained our standard until advances in technology made DES obsolete. Encryption remains a tool to protect our data, however, Advanced Encryption Standard or AES is now the standard. Join our conversation with Whitfield Diffie, the co-developer of the first public-key protocols to learn how the original standard was established.  

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