Revere Security Chief Cryptographer Whitfield Diffie Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

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Industry pioneer recognized for his contributions to the world of cryptography.

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“Whit’s contributions to digital security and the world of e-commerce are unmatched and are the reason why we brought him onto the Revere team,” said Rick Stephenson, president of Revere Security. “This honor is well deserved.”

Dr. Whitfield Diffie, considered the “father of public key encryption,” will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 4 in Washington D.C. Diffie, who serves as chief cryptographer of Revere Security (http://reveresecurity.com), in 1976 developed public key cryptography (PKC), a method for securing electronic communication that is now considered vital to security on the Internet and to e-commerce.

“Whit’s contributions to digital security and the world of e-commerce are unmatched and are the reason why we brought him onto the Revere team,” said Rick Stephenson, president of Revere Security. “This honor is well deserved.”

In 2010, Dr. Diffie was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the RSA Conference in San Francisco for his contributions to the field of cryptography, public policy and information security and was honored by IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, with the Richard W. Hamming Medal.

About Revere Security
Revere Security is a privately owned company specializing in cryptographic data security solutions for small, resource-constrained microchips and devices. Revere Security’s solutions rely on a remarkably simple, efficient and powerful algorithm developed by co-founder Eric Smith. The unique algorithm has been tested, analyzed and proven successful through rigorous study by former cryptanalysts from the National Security Agency. Revere Security safeguards solutions in embedded systems, radio frequency communications, sensor technologies, mobile computing and more. The company is headquartered in Dallas. For more information on Revere Security, visit http://www.reveresecurity.com.

According to Wired Magazine, Diffie helped make privacy possible in the digital age by “inventing the most revolutionary concept in encryption since the Renaissance.” Similarly, in Steven Levy’s The New York Times best-selling novel “Crypto,” Diffie is noted as being “one of the great cryptographers of all time.” Diffie also serves as vice president of information and security and cryptography at ICANN. Prior to joining Revere, he was a Sun Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He is also a visiting scholar Stanford.

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