FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Simons
SIGSALY - America's Unbreakable Voice Encryption
November 14, 7:00 PM
LINTHICUM, MD- Early voice encryption systems were far from secure. Even the system used to link Roosevelt and Churchill during the beginning of WW II was broken. This lecture describes how America overcame the difficulties inherent in disguising speech to create SIGSALY - the first unbreakable system. Logarithms and modular arithmetic played a key role, and the implementation marked many engineering "firsts."
Craig Bauer Ph.D. (Mathematics - North Carolina State University) was the 2011-2012 Scholar-in-Residence at the National Security Agency's Center for Cryptologic History. He is only the ninth person to serve in this capacity and the first mathematician. His first book, Secret History: The Story of Cryptology, will be published in 2013. Currently he is an associate professor of mathematics at York College. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the journal Cryptologia.
General public - $10.00
NEM Members/Volunteers/AOC & IEEE Members - $5.00
Proceeds benefit NEM
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