From the Winter 2021 Issue

Zero-Knowledge Proofs, D-Day, and the Promise of Trustable Software

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

An old proverb tells us, “You know nothing until another knows you know it.” Sometimes, though, you don’t want that someone to know sensitive details - just the “fact of.” For example, take April 1942. In two months’, Operation Overlord would invade Germany’s “Fortress Europe.” The Allies’ deception operation, Fortitude South - following a strategy from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War - wanted to prove to Germany that an invasion . . .

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