Full Title: New Directions in Cryptography by Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman
This is the classic paper by Diffie and Hellman that made public the concept of asymmetric cryptography. The paper’s impact is difficult to overstate because its ideas lay the foundation of trust on the internet. We’ll discuss the history and context of the paper and walk through a simple implementation of a public key cryptosystem.
Brent Spell is CTO of Pylon ai and a David Attenborough enthusiast.