IEEE Life Members Aug. meeting: BLETCHLEY PARK AND CRYPTOGRAPHY

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Daily work of Bletchley Park: the use and impact of the results for WW2, the theory and techniques of Enigma and Lorenz cryptanalysis, and lessons applicable to today's cybersecurity.

Outline:
Poland and the road to war
The Enigma machine - not a fixed target
Traffic analysis - you don't need the keys to know your enemy
Manual methods of cryptanalysis
The Bombe and Colossus
Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman
Top Secret?



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  • 8633 Crownhill Blvd.
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78216
  • Building: La Fonda

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  • Starts 26 July 2018 08:35 AM
  • Ends 16 August 2018 09:00 AM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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Michael Gershman

Topic:

Cryptography and Bletchley Park

Daily work of Bletchley Park: the use and impact of the results for WW2, the theory and techniques of Enigma and Lorenz cryptanalysis, and lessons applicable to today's cybersecurity.

Outline:

Poland and the road to war
The Enigma machine - not a fixed target
Traffic analysis - you don't need the keys to know your enemy
Manual methods of cryptanalysis
The Bombe and Colossus
Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman
Top Secret?

Biography:

Instructor at St. Philips College (10 years):
   Business computing
Systems Mangager at Citibank (30 years):
    IBM mainframe, client/server systems, global T1/T3 network
Computer programmer at Link Aviation (7 years):
  Lunar Module Mission simulator, etc.
BS in Physics from City College New York, MS in Computer Science from New York University