My Last 24 Years in Crypto: A Few Good Judgments and Many Bad Ones

Speaker  Neal Koblitz

Affiliation  Dept. of Mathematics

Host  Kristin Lauter

Duration  00:55:04

Date recorded  18 October 2010

After describing some joint work with Menezes in which isogenies are used to show that conventional wisdom about parameter selection might sometimes be wrong, I'll shift gears and make some comments on how easy it is to get things badly wrong in cryptography. I'll illustrate by giving a brief survey of some of the many misjudgments I've made over the years.

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