ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010

ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010
ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010 

ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010
Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:30 - 19:00

Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes

ACCU is proud to announce its 2010 Security Conference at Bletchley Park

All the proceeds from this conference will be shared equally between the 
Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing to help with 
the upkeep of the Bletchley Park site, and to support the Museum.

Each year the ACCU organises a one day conference on security to raise 
money for the Bletchley Park Trust, the body which runs Bletchley Park, 
the World War II UK cryptography centre where the legendary German 
'Enigma' code was first cracked, and for The National Museum of 
Computing, also housed at Bletchley Park.

The four speakers at this year's conference have now been confirmed, and 
they are Bruce Schneier, Whitfield Diffie, Andy Clark and David Khan, 
all well known figures to those in the programming and security 

Bruce Schneier is one of the few people in the security industry whose 
name is familiar to those outside. A cryptographer and computer security 
specialist, he is the author of 'Applied Cryptography' one of the 
standard texts used by progammers working to secure the programs they 
build. He writes a regular, popular, newsletter, 'Crypto-Gram,' which 
not only explains the issues in layman's terms, but also alerts readers 
to new and ongoing security problems. He is currently the founder and 
chief technology officer of BT Counterpane. His personal web site is 

Whitfield Diffie is a Cryptographer and a pioneer of public-key 
cryptography. Together with Martin Hellman he developed the widely used 
Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol, which allows cryptograghic keys to 
be exchanged safely - one of the fundamental problems of cryptography. 
He was, until recently, Chief Security Officer at Sun Microsystems, and 
is currently Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography at 
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). We were 
unable to locate a personal web site for Whitfield Diffie - perhaps we 
shouldn't be surprised!

Andy Clark is an internationally recognised expert on information 
security and cryptography. He has worked in the field for four decades 
and is currently Head of Forensics at Detica. He is a Past President and 
now a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, 
and a Director and Trustee of The National Museum of Computing.

David Kahn is an American historian of intelligence.  His best known 
books are The Codebreakers, the first serious history of cryptology, and 
Seizing the Enigma, the story of how the Royal Navy stole documents from 
German weather ships to enable Bletchley Park to read naval Enigma.

Last year's speakers were Dr Tony Sale, leader of the team that 
reconstructed the original code-cracking Colossus machine, Phil 
Zimmermann of Pretty Good Privacy fame, and author Simon Singh.

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