Today. A day in the digital age. A day where necessity isn't the mother of invention, diversity is.
And it's only natural that the cryptography you see today has come a long way from scrawls on rocks. Today, cryptography matters to you. Not just the intelligence officials or the computer scientists. Cryptography has multiple dimensions - technical, political, social, economical. It even finds its way into the entertainment industry! Read about everything from the latest encryption technologies to Digital Rights Management to how cryptography factors its way into law enforcement.
In this world with 6,000,000,000 people, imagine the kind of efforts that would have been taken to make sure that each of us can enjoy a personal world of our own! So, let's tip our hats to the people behind the scenes who've made you and me feel a lot safer.