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Public-Key Cryptography 4/17/24


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Public-Key Cryptography - Jon Sorenson

Apr. 17th - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET, Zoom

Cryptography is the science of secret messages. Participants will learn about a wide variety of cryptosystems, from Caesar's cipher to quantum cryptography. Hands-on examples and secret messages will be sent! We will discuss the important role cryptography played in history, including the breaking of the enigma cipher by Alan Turing and his team during World War II.

April 17 Week #3 Public-Key Cryptography - this is what we use today for the web, banking, passwords, you name it.  We will learn how it works and talk about some ethical issues around strong cryptography.  We will also talk about cryptocurrency and blockchain.