Whitfield Diffie Quotes & Sayings

34 most famous Whitfield Diffie quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people-that if you encrypted your files, you would have the control to make the choice as to whether you would surrender your files.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“The decisions we make about communication security today will determine the kind of society we live in tomorrow.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“Without strong encryption, you will be spied on systematically by lots of people.”
“If you depend on a secret for your security, what do you do when the secret is discovered? If it is easy to change, like a cryptographic key, you do so. If it's hard to change, like a cryptographic system or an operating system, you're stuck. You will be vulnerable until you invest the time and money to design another system.”
“Intellectual work is essentially a lonely process, and if you can find a way of doing something so that you're in company without being disturbed, that, for me, is the critical thing. I often get to feel isolated so often if I'm sitting either where there aren't people or isn't a view.”
“People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.”
Whitfield Diffie Quotes
“We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions.”

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