ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010

Milton Keynes
Saturday, 06 November 2010


ACCU / Bletchley Park Autumn Lectures

Saturday 12th November 2011

ACCU/Bletchley Autumn Lectures 2010
Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:30 - 19:00

Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes

Map and Directions

ACCU is proud to announce its 2010 Security Conference at Bletchley Park

All the proceeds from this conference will be shared equally between the Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing to help with the upkeep of the Bletchley Park site, and to support the Museum.

Each year the ACCU organises a one day conference on security to raise money for the Bletchley Park Trust, the body which runs Bletchley Park, the World War II UK cryptography centre where the legendary German 'Enigma' code was first cracked, and for The National Museum of Computing, also housed at Bletchley Park.

The four speakers at this year's conference have now been confirmed, and they are
Bruce Schneier, Whitfield Diffie, Andy Clark and David Kahn, all well known figures to those in the programming and security industries.

Bruce Schneier
is one of the few people in the security industry whose name is familiar to those outside. A cryptographer and computer security specialist, he is the author of 'Applied Cryptography' one of the standard texts used by progammers working to secure the programs they build. He writes a regular, popular, newsletter, 'Crypto-Gram,' which not only explains the issues in layman's terms, but also alerts readers to new and ongoing security problems. He is currently the founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane. His personal web site is

Whitfield Diffie
is a Cryptographer and a pioneer of public-key cryptography. Together with Martin Hellman he developed the widely used Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol, which allows cryptograghic keys to be exchanged safely - one of the fundamental problems of cryptography. He was, until recently, Chief Security Officer at Sun Microsystems, and is currently Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). We were unable to locate a personal web site for Whitfield Diffie - perhaps we shouldn't be surprised!

Andy Clark is an internationally recognised expert on information security and cryptography. He has worked in the field for four decades and is currently Head of Forensics at Detica. He is a Past President and now a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and a Director and Trustee of The National Museum of Computing.

David Kahn is an American historian of intelligence.  His best known books are The Codebreakers, the first serious history of cryptology, and Seizing the Enigma, the story of how the Royal Navy stole documents from German weather ships to enable Bletchley Park to read naval Enigma.

Last year's speakers were Dr Tony Sale, leader of the team that reconstructed the original code-cracking Colossus machine, Phil Zimmermann of Pretty Good Privacy fame, and author Simon Singh.


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