[Cryptography] October 28th is now National Cryptography Day

Allan Liska allan at allan.org
Sat Nov 12 22:17:37 EST 2016

While I understand your point about keeping it close to the election, I would think any of the following dates would make more sense:

February 14th
April 30th
May 6th
June 23rd

But my personal favorite would Dec 31st as 1231 is the largest prime number in a Gregorian Calendar. 


> On Nov 12, 2016, at 3:18 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com> wrote:
> If Hilary had encrypted her email, she would almost certainly be president elect.
> It doesn't matter if you believe the analysts who say that the attacks on the DNC came from Russia or not. That is a question about the past. The question now is whether future elections are going to be influenced by cyberattack by hostile foreign powers whether the meddling comes from Russia, China, the US or anyone else.
> We need a national day for cryptography and October 28th is a good choice. It provides a way to insert the cryptography issue into the closing days of future elections in the US.
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