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Cryptographer Adi Shamir Prevented from Attending Nsa History Conference

By Secrecy News

October 17, 2013

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In this email message to colleagues, Israeli cryptographer Adi Shamir recounts the difficulties he faced in getting a visa to attend the 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium sponsored by the National Security Agency. Adi Shamir is the "S" in the RSA public-key algorithm and is "one of the finest cryptologists in the world today," according to historian David Kahn. For the reasons described below, Dr. Shamir will not be there.

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