History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

@inproceedings{Dooley2018HistoryOC,
  title={History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis},
  author={John F. Dooley},
  booktitle={History of Computing},
  year={2018}
}
  • J. Dooley
  • Published in History of Computing 23 August 2018
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
Cryptography is an interdisciplinary subject, drawing from several fields. Older forms of cryptography were chiefly concerned with patterns in language. More recently, the emphasis has shifted, and cryptography makes extensive use of mathematics, particularly discrete mathematics, including topics from number theory, information theory, computational complexity, statistics and combinatorics. Cryptography is also considered a branch of engineering, but it is considered to be an unusual one as it… 
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