The Second Age of the Cipher

The Second Age of the Cipher
July 5, 2017 Richard Brett

5th July 2017:

What do ciphers, privacy and data have with to do with Cannes?

For those of you who have seen The Imitation Game, this history of ciphers dates back to Alan Turing who developed the first electromechanical machines during the Second World War to crack German encoded communication.

It is estimated that the ability of the allies to crack the Enigma machine codes saved 14m lives and shortened the war by two years. This was the first age of the cipher.
But at Cannes this year, we heard a fascinating debate: an argument between the rise of smart algorithms using our data and the benefits that can bring to organisations and governments; and the implications this has on our privacy, and the subsequent rise of new encryption technology.

Head to Influencing for the full article, by Richard Brett – Group Managing Directory, Consumer.