RSA 2013: Is Cryptography Still Necessary?

At the core of modern security is the idea that cryptography is essential. Yet this premise was challenged today by a panel of the world’s top cryptographers at the RSA 2013 conference.

Adi Shamir, co-inventor of the RSA cryptographic algorithm, challenged his fellow co-inventor Ron Rivest and Whit Diffie, co-inventor of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm, during a keynote panel session.