Spies, Ciphers, Symbols, & Secret Writings presented at BSidesNova 2019

by Jeff Man,

Summary : The venue for BSides NOVA 2019 (The George Washington Masonic National Memorial) inspired this ex-NSA Cryptologist to put together a presentation on codes, ciphers, and secrets from the era of the American Revolution, Gen. George Washington, and Freemasonry. That's right, InfoSec dates back to the beginnings of this country (and then some)! Look around as you attend BSides and you might see some examples of secret writings or symbols in the various artwork and decorations throughout this national treasure. Come learn about substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, code books, invisible ink, and much more!