Professor presents on John Napier's legacy at Napier 400 event

06/04/2014

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Prof Bill Buchanan presented on John Napier's legacy at Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium, at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh. The outline presentation is here:

http://youtu.be/A7Go1IbZXP0

As we move into an Information Age, the requirement for computer security increases by the day, only in terms of privacy, but also in terms of proving identity and in verifying the integrity of data. Unfortunately many of the most widely used public key methods struggle against increasing computing power, and it is now becoming difficult to manage the ever increasing requirements for encryption keys. With logarithm cryptography, though, we have the scope to provide a bed rock of identity checking, key exchanges and for electronic signatures.

This talk provided an overview of how John Napier’s legacy is still an active, and growing, part of protecting our digital infrastructure, along with providing other areas where his legacy is still alive within networking.
 
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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2759
Cyber-Security
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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