DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editors
By Sean Follmer
The Spring issue of XRDS features contributions from the who’s who of cryptography. Within are a range of articles from the early beginnings of cryptography through present-day research. Discover modern cryptographic techniques like searchable encryption, read interviews with leading researchers in the field, and enjoy a wonderful look back at Bletchley Park, home of Colossus (the world’s first electronic digital computer)
By Sean Follmer
By XRDS Staff
By Shashank Agrawal
By Claudia Schulz
By Jay Patel
By Vaggelis Giannikas
By Janet Davis, Jeannie Albrecht, Christine Alvarado, Tzu-Yi Chen, Amy Csizmar Dalal, Sohie Lee
By Maria Kechagia
By Dimitris Mitropoulos
There are unique challenges posed by cryptography research. This interview examines potential threats to modern security techniques and how to overcome them.
By Shashank Agrawal, Billy Rathje
For more than 30 years, cryptographers have embarked on a quest to construct an encryption scheme that would enable arbitrary computation on encrypted data. Conceptually simple, yet notoriously difficult to achieve, cryptography's holy grail opens the door to many new capabilities in our cloud-centric, data-driven world.
By David J. Wu
The need to embed search functionality into every aspect of technology has produced an abundance of information that is difficult to secure. Can advances in cryptography resolve the inherent conflicts of big data?
By Seny Kamara
Modern cryptography provides techniques to perform useful computations on sensitive data.
By Mike Rosulek
Cyberspace, a world of great promise, but also, of great peril. Pirates, predators, and hackers galore, are you and your online identity at risk in this wild frontier?
By Jason R. C. Nurse
The lives and times of the British women who operated Colossus, and their all-important role in events leading to D-Day and the close of the Second World War.
By Michael Smith
By Adrian Scoică
By Luke Garratt
By Finn Kuusisto
By Tomaz Hočevar