Artifact Details

Title

Hellman, Martin interview

Catalog Number

102743050

Type

Text

Date

2011-03-11

Contributor

Hellman, Martin, Interviewee
Plutte, Jon, Interviewer
Richardson, David, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

11 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Stanford professor Martin Hellman describes his early work, with fellow researchers Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle, on public-key cryptography. This work has enabled secure communications over an insecure channel, a key driver of e-commerce and financial transactions on the Internet. Hellman describes his early explorations and influences and concludes with his thoughts on some of the major problems facing the world today.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Hellman, Martin; Fellow Award Honoree; public-key; Merkle, Ralph; Diffie, Whitfield; National Security Agency (NSA); DES; Stanford University; UC Berkeley; RSA; privacy; encryption; communications

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X6076.2011