February 21, 2006
The Impact of Academic Research on Government
LogError writes "In the world of Information Security, there is great potential for conflict between the research aims of academics on the one hand, and the interests of industry and government on the other. As just one example, consider the implications of publishing an academic research paper describing a cryptographic flaw in the Data Encryption Standard (DES). Even today, with DES in its original form gradually being phased out in most applications, this would be headline news in the academic community."