Keynote Address: Information Security In The 21St Century presented at 11th USENIX Security Symposium 2002

by Whitfield Diffie,

Tags: Security Keynote

Summary : Although its origins may be ancient, the first component of information security, communication security, was so expanded by the First World War that we might reasonably count its birth from that event. The second component, computer security, appeared with shared, on-line computer use in the 1960s. Now, in the early 21st century, many of the problems that plagued information security in the 20th century have receded, while others have expanded or changed. We will assess the field inherited from the past century and look at its prospects for the future.