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