Diffie optimistic about secure computing future

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 12:59 PM EST

Even as the MyDoom worm continued its spread around the Internet, noted cryptographer Whitfield Diffie was waxing optimistic about the future of secure computing, saying that technological advancements and better networking infrastructures would solve many security problems in the near future.

Diffie, whose biography describes him as the discoverer of the concept of public key cryptography, used his keynote speech at the Comnet trade show here Tuesday to outline several advancements in computing that he said would make the future more secure in the near future, a list that included cheaper and better hardware, and software and hardware verification techniques that would allow for greater trust between connected systems.

"I'm optimistic that we are going to solve a lot of the secure computing problems in the next few years," said Diffie, who is chief security officer at Sun Microsystems.

By Paul Kapustka at SecurityPipeline.

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