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Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park: An edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timms. General Report on Tunny with Emphasis on Statistical Methods (1945)

This book is an edition of the General Report on Tunny with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, some only implicit in the GRT. Explores the likely roots of the ideas entering into the Tunny cryptanalysis Includes examples of original worksheets, and printouts of the Tunny-breaking process in action Presents additional commentary, biographies, glossaries, essays, and bibliographies

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited"

ISBN: 9781119061625

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Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie

Born June 5, 1944 (1944-06-05) (age 67)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality United States
Fields Cryptography
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Diffie–Hellman key exchange
Notable awards Kanellakis Award (1976)
Hamming Medal (2010)

Bailey Whitfield 'Whit' Diffie (born June 5, 1944) is an American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography.

Diffie and Martin Hellman's paper New Directions in Cryptography was published in 1976. It introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys, that went far toward solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography, key distribution. It has become known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange. The article also seems to have stimulated the almost immediate public development of a new class of encryption algorithms, the asymmetric key algorithms.[1]

After a long career at Sun Microsystems, where he became a Sun Fellow, Diffie is currently serving as the Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a visiting scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute's Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

Contents

Background and Career

Diffie's interest in cryptography began at "age 10 when his father, a professor, brought home the entire crypto shelf of the City College Library in New York."[2]

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1992.[3]

Diffie was Manager of Secure Systems Research for Northern Telecom, where he designed the key management architecture for the PDSO security system for X.25 networks. [3]

In 1991 he joined Sun Microsystems Laboratories (in Menlo Park, California) as a Distinguished Engineer, working primarily on public policy aspects of cryptography. Diffie remained with Sun, serving as its Chief Security Officer and as a Vice President until November 2009. He is also a Sun Fellow.[4]

In 1992 he was awarded a Doctorate in Technical Sciences (Honoris Causa) by the ETH Zurich. He is also a fellow of the Marconi Foundation and visiting fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute. He has received various awards from other organisations. In July 2008, he was also awarded a Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London.[5] He was also awarded the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award in 1981 (together with Martin E. Hellman),[6] the The Franklin Institute's Louis E. Levy Medal in 1997[7] a Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation from the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1998,[8] and the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in 2010.[9]

As of 2008, Diffie was a visiting professor at the Information Security Group based at Royal Holloway, University of London.[10]

In May 2010, Diffie joined the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography.[11]

Public key cryptography

In the early 1970s, Diffie worked with Martin Hellman to develop the fundamental ideas of dual-key, or public key, cryptography. They published their results in 1976—solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography, key distribution—and essentially broke the monopoly that had previously existed where government entities controlled cryptographic technology and the terms on which other individuals could have access to it. "From the moment Diffie and Hellman published their findings..., the National Security Agency's crypto monopoly was effectively terminated. ... Every company, every citizen now had routine access to the sorts of cryptographic technology that not many years ago ranked alongside the atom bomb as a source of power."[2] The solution has become known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange.

Philosophical leanings

Diffie self-identifies as an iconoclast. "I was always concerned about individuals, an individual's privacy as opposed to Government secrecy."[2] As of 1994, he remained "committed to those beliefs."[2]

Published work

Diffie and Susan Landau's book Privacy on the Line was published in 1998 on the politics of wiretapping and encryption. An updated and expanded edition appeared in 2007.[12]

References

  1. ^ Levy, 2001, p. 90ff
  2. ^ a b c d Levy, Stephen (1994-07-12). "Battle of the Clipper Chip". New York Times Magazine: pp. 44–51, plus cover photo of Diffie. "Whitfield Diffie's amazing breakthrough could guarantee computer privacy. But the Government, fearing crime and terror, wants to co-opt his magic key and listen in. ... High-tech has created a huge privacy gap. But miraculously, a fix has emerged: cheap, easy-to-use-, virtually unbreakable encryption. Cryptography is the silver bullet by which we can hope to reclaim our privacy. ... a remarkable discovery made almost 20 years ago, a breakthrough that combined with the obscure field of cryptography into the mainstream of communications policy. It began with Whitfield Diffie, a young computer scientist and cryptographer. He did not work for the government. ... He had been bitten by the cryptography bug at age 10 when his father, a professor, brought home the entire crypto shelf of the City College Library in New York. ... [Diffie] was always concerned about individuals, an individual's privacy as opposed to Government secrecy. ... Diffie, now 50, is still committed to those beliefs. ... [Diffie] and Martin E. Hellman, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University, created a crypto revolution. ... Diffie was dissatisfied with the security [on computer systems] ... in the 1960's [because] a system manager had access to all passwords. ... A perfect system would eliminate the need for a trusted third party. ... led Diffie to think about a more general problem in cryptography: key management. ... When Diffie moved to Stanford University in 1969, he foresaw the rise of home computer terminals [and pondered] how to use them to make transactions. ... in the mid-1970's, Diffie and Hellman achieved a stunning breakthrough that changed cryptography forever. They split the cryptographic key. In their system, every user has two keys, a public one and a private one, that are unique to their owner. Whatever is scrambled by one key can be unscrambled by the other. ... It was an amazing solution, but even more remarkable was that this split-key system solved both of Diffie's problems, the desire to shield communications from eavesdroppers and also to provide a secure electronic identification for contracts and financial transactions done by computer. It provided the identification by the use of 'digital signatures' that verify the sender much the same way that a real signature validates a check or contract. ... From the moment Diffie and Hellman published their findings in 1976, the National Security Agency's crypto monopoly was effectively terminated. ... Every company, every citizen now had routine access to the sorts of cryptographic technology that not many years ago ranked alongside the atom bomb as a source of power.'" 
  3. ^ a b "The People at Oracle Labs". Bio. Oracle Corporation. undated. http://labs.oracle.com/people/mybio.php?uid=18607. Retrieved 2011-01-28. "Whitfield Diffie, Chief Security Officer of Sun Microsystems, is Vice President and Sun Fellow and has been at Sun since 1991. As Chief Security Officer, Diffie is the chief exponent of Sun's security vision and responsible for developing Sun's strategy to achieve that vision." 
  4. ^ "Dr. Whitfield Diffie". Sun Microsystems employee pages. Sun Microsystems. http://research.sun.com/people/mybio.php?uid=18607. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Honorary Degree awarded to Prof Whitfield Diffie, Visiting Professor to the ISG". Information Security Group website. Royal Holloway University. http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/node/284. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award Recipients". IEEE. http://www.ieee.org/documents/fink_rl.pdf. Retrieved November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11). 
  7. ^ "Franklin Laureate Database - Louis E. Levy Medal Laureates". Franklin Institute. http://www.fi.edu/winners/show_results.faw?gs=&ln=&fn=&keyword=&subject=&award=LEVY+&sy=1923&ey=1999&name=Submit. Retrieved January 22, 2011 (2011-01-22). 
  8. ^ "Golden Jubilee Awards for Technological Innovation". IEEE Information Theory Society. http://www.itsoc.org/honors/golden-jubilee-awards-for-technological-innovation. Retrieved July 14, 2011 (2011-07-14). 
  9. ^ "IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal Recipients". IEEE. http://www.ieee.org/documents/hamming_rl.pdf. Retrieved November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11). 
  10. ^ Alumni Reunion Conference, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008, accessed 2010-07-20.
  11. ^ "Cryptography Legend Whit Diffie Joins the ICANN Team" (PDF). ICANN News Release. ICANN. May 14, 2010. http://www.icann.org/en/news/releases/release-14may10-en.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-28. "Globally recognized as a leader in public-key cryptography, encryption and network security, Diffie has a long and distinguished career as a leading force for innovative thought. He brings extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of security methods for networks. ... Prior to coming to ICANN, Diffie served as Vice President, Fellow, and Chief Security Officer with Sun Microsystems, at which he had worked from 1991 to 2009. At Sun, Diffie focused on the most fundamental security problems facing modern communications and computing with emphasis on public policy as well as technology. Prior to joining Sun, Diffie was Manager of Secure Systems Research for Northern Telecom, where he played a key role in the design of Northern's first packet security product and in developing the group that was later to become Entrust." 
  12. ^ [1] MIT Press

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