Sponsored by the
  Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery
                   and Marist College
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  Program:  Cryptography:  From Enigma to Elliptical Curve Cryptography
  Speaker:  Donald Costello
            Senior Lecturer and NCITE scholar
            Department of Computer Science
            University of Nebraska 
            Email: dcostello@cse.unl.edu 
  About the Topic:
  The story of cryptography goes back 4000 years and some of the 
mathematics employed goes back nearly as long.  With the coming 
of the computer age both the field of cryptography and the 
mathematics supporting it have been reawakened.
  This talk will address the history of cryptography beginning 
with the Enigma used by Germany in WWII and broken by world 
famous mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.  It will 
continue down to today’s advanced crypto systems such as RSA, PGP 
and elliptic curve cryptography. 
  The lecture will point out the key role that cryptography plays 
in the future of e-commerce and the new products and ways of 
doing business that result when secure communications through 
cryptography are available. 
  About the Speaker:
  Don Costello's career has taken him many times from academia to 
the business world and back.  
  He helped start three Computer Science Departments and three 
University Information Technology facilities.  He has taught both 
undergraduate and graduate courses, and he has done research in 
the areas of Statistical Computing, Performance Modeling, 
Standards for Learning Objects, and Managing Intellectual 
Property.  He also held a four-year Carnegie Foundation grant to 
investigate how IP is managed in universities around the world. 
  In his business career Don founded and sold two firms and has 
consulted with over 100 firms throughout the world.  Recent 
consulting includes work on ERP systems and on SAP, as well as 
being a technical consultant on .com and e-Learning projects.  He 
is also working on standards for modeling large systems needed to 
support e-learning environments. 
  Don is a 40-year member of the ACM and is a fellow of the 
British Computing Society.
  When:     7:30 pm, Monday, Sept 20, 2010           
  Where:    Performing Arts Room
            (Room 346 in the Student Center)
            Marist College, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY
            Directions:  Building 32 on the map at
  Parking:  Parking, on campus, on the west side of Route 9 can
            be difficult.  It may be easier to park on the east
            side of Route 9, across from Building 25 on the
            Marist campus map at www.marist.edu/about/map.html.
  Cost:     Free and open to the public
  Dinner:   6 pm at The Mill House Panda, 289 Mill Street, 
            Poughkeepsie.  Phone: 845.454.2530.  For directions see
            www.millhousepanda.com.  The menu may be the Standard
            Package at www.millhousepanda.com/Catering.html.
            All are welcome to join us for dinner.
  Refreshments are served after the meeting.  For further 
information, email collier@acm.org or call 845.522.1971.
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