Cracking Open Encryption Standards
Recent revelations about the extent of NSA surveillance have put even the standards by which encryption systems are designed into question. Encryption experts Matthew Green, Phillip Zimmermann, and Martin Hellman discuss what makes a code secure and the limits of privacy in the modern age.
Matthew D. Green is an assistant research director in the department of computer science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Phil Zimmermann is the creator of PGP and president and co-founder of Silent Circle in National Harbor, Maryland.
Martin E. Hellman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering in Stanford, California.