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.
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