Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Professor Emeritus Martin Hellman, a CISAC affiliated faculty member.
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October 18, 2012 - CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Hellman, Diffie inducted into Cyber Security Hall of Fame

CISAC's affiliated faculty member Martin Hellman and affiliate Whitfield Diffie, both of whom invented public-key encryption, are three of 11 inaugural inductees to the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. In 1977, Hellman, now a professor emeritus of electrical engineering, and two of his graduate students, Diffie and Ralph Merkle, introduced the encryption tool that would go on to safeguard trillions of dollars worth of online financial transactions every day.




Topics: Cybersecurity