February 5-9, 2007
Moscone Center in San Francisco
Every year, RSA® Conference is built around a different theme which highlights a significant example of information security from history. In 2007, we celebrate the influence of 15 th century Renaissance man Leon Battista Alberti, the creator of the polyalphabetic cipher.
The Renaissance was a period of great scientific, cultural and artistic advancement and transformation – developments which still echo in today's modern times. Leon Battista Alberti was an illustrious mind of this period whose scientific and cultural influence surpassed his brief life span. A painter, poet, philosopher, musician, architect and “Father of Western Cryptology”, Alberti invented the first published polyalphabetic cipher in 1466. His cipher disk contained two alphabets, one on a fixed outer ring, and the other on a rotating disk and is the cipher design to which most of today’s systems of cryptography belong: polyalphabetic substitution. Alberti's polyalphabetic cipher was, at least in principle, the most significant advance in cryptography since before Julius Caesar's time and marked a great stride forward in cryptology.
Join us at RSA® Conference 2007 in San Francisco, February 5-9, to expand upon the concepts originated by Alberti in the mid-15th century. The annual RSA Conference is an industry gathering of over 15,000 information security professionals who come to learn the latest developments on trends and threats, improve their skills, network with experts and celebrate the results of over 500 years of cryptographic research and analysis.
Over 90% of attendees surveyed in 2006 said they found the Conference valuable to their jobs, delivering more learning, networking and product demonstrations than any other security conference and that the program content was the most significant factor that influenced their decision to attend.
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