October 26, 2006 - Voltage Security, in conjunction with the Computer History Museum and RSA hosted an event to honor the inventions, inventors, historical milestones and the future of Public Key Cryptography (PKC). The event was MC'd by John Markoff, author and senior writer at the New York Times and the panel was moderated by Steven Levy, author and senior editor of Newsweek.

Panelists

  Ray Ozzie
Microsoft Corp's Chief Software Architect

    Martin Hellman
PhD, Cryptographer, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
 
               
  Dan Boneh
PhD, Cryptographer, and Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University and co-founder of Voltage Security
    Brian Snow
NSA Technical Director, Information Assuurance Directorate (Retired)
 
               
  Whitfield Diffie
PhD, Cryptographer, Chief Security Officer, Sun Microsystems
    Jim Bizdos
Former CEO of RSA and Founder of VeriSign
 

Honorable Mention: Public Key Encryption and GCHQ


Organizing Committe

Burt Kaliski
Chief Scientist, RSA Labs
Dan Boneh
Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
   
Steven Levy
Author and Senior Editor of Newsweek
Tom Berson
President of Anagram Labs


Excerpts from the panel:

A short history of PKC (audio, presentation)

Q&A - why traditional encryption products have low adoption ? (audio)

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Media Coverage

ZDNet: Cryptos gather for 30th anniversary of public-key cryptography

ZDNet: At 30, crypto still lacks usability, experts say

C|net: Crypto gurus mark 30th anniversary

Infoworld: Public key cryptography celebrates anniversary

PC Magazine: Cryptologists Celebrate Tech's 30th Birthday

Findlaw: 30 Years of Public-Key Cryptography

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