Weizmann UK: Who’s watching your digital footprint?

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dr. Zvika Brakerski from the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics spoke in London at Weizmann UK’s latest Freshly Squeezed Science Breakfast on June 5 on the fast-evolving topic of cyber security. He gave an overview of the history of cryptology, including the co-invention of RSA encryption by the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Adi Shamir.

The talk also brought guests up to speed on current and possible future innovations in the field. “The race is on between various countries—and companies—to build a quantum computer,” he said. “The challenge will then be how businesses and individuals will be able to defend themselves in a ‘post-quantum’ world.”

The breakfast, which was held at Alliance Bernstein, was organized by Weizmann supporter Avi Lavi. Dr. Brakerski was warmly welcomed by Chris Opie, Client Advisor and Vice President at Alliance Bernstein.

The Weizmann Institute, he said, “is an environment where scientists have the freedom and opportunity to choose the direction of their research with the back-up of a great team. It is wonderful to be able to work with like-minded scientists from all over the world who believe in science.”