Dr. Marcus Fries, associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics and computer science at Dickinson State, will be presenting his latest article, The Encrypted History of Cryptography, during the next installment of the Dakota Digital Discussions on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. (MT).

“I am thrilled to be speaking on the topic of cryptography on behalf of Dickinson State,” stated Fries. “Cryptography is necessary for modern society and it’s something we utilize multiple times per day."

Dr. Fries’ talk will be based on his newly published article and will discuss the history, current state, and future of all cryptography.

In his article, Dr. Fries touches on the importance of ‘secret sharing’ your passwords and personal information and the historical journey through cryptography. Dr. Fries will examine the Caesar Shift, the invention of the Enigma machine, the new era of cryptography after the Cold War and more. To view the entire article, please click here.

In addition, Dr. Fries will examine the proposed EARN IT Act, which he argues would undermine encryption’s capacity to provide online privacy and security.

For more information and to attend the webinar virtually, please click here.

About Dakota Digital Discussions –

The Dakota Digital Discussions is a monthly webinar series that will focus on the implications of the rapid digital transformation of our society. The series is an offspring of the Dakota Digital Review and Dakota Digital Academy (DDA). The DDA was formed to help students and professionals develop and upskill cyber knowledge and skills.