Career of the Month: An Interview with Cryptographer Bruce Schneier by: Megan Sullivan

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For the general public, the field of cryptography has recently become famous as the method used to uncover secrets in Dan Brown's, "The Da Vinci Code." But the science of cryptography has been popular for centuries--secret hieroglyphics discovered in Egypt suggest that code-making dates back almost 4,000 years. In today's society, Cryptographers such as Bruce Schneier provide security systems for computers and networks. Students will be mesmerized as the secrets of this thrilling career are revealed.

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Publication Date
11/1/2005

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  • on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:58 AM

Scientific thinking and computer science make a great pair for a career in cryptography. In this age of computers it is a highly sought after career. The person featured in this article has a very interesting job that students will enjoy reading about.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:22 AM

Code making and breaking has been around for a very long time. Today it takes the form of encryption for security reasons such as your credit card information. Today the field applies mathematics and computers to accomplish the task. The author of this article explains what it takes to enter this field and some basic advice to see if you are really interested in this sort of a career path.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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