Turing Award goes to Security

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman receive the Turing Award for 2015 with the citation: "Diffie and Hellman’s groundbreaking 1976 paper, “New Directions in Cryptography,” introduced the ideas of public-key cryptography and digital signatures, which are the foundation for most regularly-used security protocols on the Internet today. The Diffie-Hellman Protocol protects daily Internet communications and trillions of dollars in financial transactions." Read more at ACM.

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By Christian Johansen
Published Apr. 3, 2016 1:52 PM - Last modified Apr. 3, 2016 1:52 PM