Cryptography at war: The History of a Dual-Use Technology

This talk takes a look at the tumultuous history of cryptography from the late 20th century to today.

It gives an introduction to cryptography as a State tool for secret communication and as a weapon of war, and its transition into a so-called dual-use technology. The talk concludes by exploring cryptographic algorithms from the perspective of civil resistance and asymmetric warfare.

Speaker: Andreas Tsamados

This in-person event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served from 5.00 pm, followed by the talk at 5.30 pm. There will be a Q&A session after the talk and a drinks reception.

Bletchley Park Week:

This event is part of Kellogg’s annual Bletchley Park Week programme of events celebrating a partnership between Oxford and Bletchley Park.

This event may be photographed and filmed. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs/footage, please let the photographer/videographer know.