Artifact Details

Title

Information Security--Before, During, and After Public-Key Cryptography, lecture by Whitfield Diffie

Catalog Number

102695084

Type

Moving Image

Date

2005-01-26

Credits

Diffie, Whitfield

Participants

Diffie, Whitfield, speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Platform

Windows Media Player

Duration

00:42:56

Format

Mini-DV

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: "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."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Computer History Museum Speaker Series

Lot Number

X4909.2009