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A secret hero's cyber legacy

Friday, October 30, 2020

Bill TutteDan YoungerVanstone and Mullin

"A Second World War codebreaker who lived in Waterloo Region and harboured a secret for decades. A university renowned for new work in an ancient field of mathematics. A smartphone company founded on iron-clad security. And a community with a moral compass pointed firmly toward True North. How Waterloo Region became one of the world's most important emerging clusters for the world's most important fields of technology - cybersecurity."

Craig Daniels, in an article for Communitech News, traces the rise of the cybersecurity industry in Waterloo, from Bill Tutte's work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, to the formation of Certicom Corp. by Professors Gord Agnew, Ron Mullin and Scott Vanstone, to the present time. 

The article can be read here.

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