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Timothy Mucklow to speak at ISU Aug. 22

August 14, 2017

POCATELLO--Renowned military historian Dr. Timothy Mucklow, formerly with the National Security Agency, will offer a free lecture on cryptography Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., in Room 104 of Idaho State University’s College of Business Building.

Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a form so only those for whom it is intended can read and process it.

Mucklow will showcase a cryptographic device called a KL-7 on loan from the National Cryptologic Museum.  The KL-7 gained fame in the Pueblo incident and the Walker spy ring/espionage issue.  The KL-7 is still a classified item and only a few of them have survived. This machine is “sanitized” for public viewing, according to Dr. James Frost, a research assistant professor in ISU’s Informatics Research Institute.

The lecture is sponsored by NIATEC – the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center –  in the College of Business.

For more information, contact Frost at 208-282-4549 or frosjame@isu.edu.