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The History of Secret Messages and the Struggle to Protect Privacy

March 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course Offering from the Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS):

Title: The History of Secret Messages and the Struggle to Protect Privacy Today

Instructor: Tony Schellinck, PhD

Schedule: 6 week course beginning Thursday, February 9th, 1 – 3 pm

Description: This course covers the history of the science of secret messages. From ancient times, the course of history was changed when unbreakable codes were developed, only to eventually be broken by code breakers. This course will delve into the events, personalities and cyphers that changed the course of history. The battle between cryptographers and cryptanalysts rages on today with significant implications for the safety and privacy of the average citizen. Participants will have the opportunity to become amateur cryptanalysts as well as code writers. The last classes will cover the critical role that cryptology plays in society today. This is a class for wordies, puzzle solvers and history buffs.

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