Luminary cryptographers remember the first RSA conference


Luminary cryptographers remember the first RSA conference

This week on cybersecurity from the editors of Cybercrime Magazine

Listen to the RSA Conference History Playlist from the Cybercrime Magazine Podcast

Sausalito, California – April 6, 2024

Two recent guests on the Cybercrime Magazine podcast are industry luminaries who attended the very first RSA conference in 1991.

Martin Hellmann is best known for his invention, with Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle, of public key cryptography. Dr Taher Elgamalan Egyptian cryptographer, is recognized in the industry as the “father” of SSL.

The two men knew each other well before the first RSA conference and have remained friends ever since. Hellman’s daughter worked for one of Elgamal’s security startups in the early 1990s.

Next is another leading cryptographer, Bruce Schneier, who was also present at the first RSA conference and has the distinction of being the first exhibitor at the event.

Listeners can find the RSA History Conference Reading List on our podcast with these and other interviews, including one with Jim Bidzoscreator of the RSA Conference.

Speaking of the RSA conference, this year’s big event will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 6-9. register here if it is not done yet !

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