Karim's Fireside Chats
History of Codes and Encryption (Part I)
It’s the return of the FireSide Chat, and this time we exploring the history of codes and encryption. These episodes take on a narrative style, exploring historical concepts through the stories of the people who shaped the world we live in. We look at the development of writing as a means to process information, the techniques which evolved in order to protect that information, and explore how statistics revolutionized the world of encryption. It’s a history geek-out, but we promise there’s no homework!
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HISTORY OF CODES & ENCRYPTION PART I WORKS CITED
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