From the Fall 2022 Issue

Auric Goldfinger and the Rise of Privacy Enhancing Technologies

David W. Archer, PhD
Principal Scientist | Niobium Microsystems and Galois, Inc.

“Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action'.” Goldfinger’s not wrong: When the same topic comes up three times in short succession from seemingly independent sources, something is going on. That’s currently the case with the positive, friendly action of the U.S. Government’s interest in Cryptographic Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs).

PETs aim to enable the last mile of information security: keeping data safe during computation. You’ve likely heard their names: Secure . . .

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