[Cryptography] October 28th is now National Cryptography Day

ianG iang at iang.org
Sun Nov 13 19:39:35 EST 2016

On 12/11/2016 15:18, Phillip Hallam-Baker 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.

Good idea.  But why national?  Why is this always an American thing?

Serious question - what would an international or non-national 
cryptography day look like?

What is the most important message ever protected or not protected? 
What day was it sent?


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