NSA re-releases Boak’s Lectures

I'm a fan of Boak's Lectures - they cover the fundamentals of military cryptography just before the information revolution.David Boak developed the lectures for the National Security Agency's Cryptologic School. Even though the lectures are from the '60s and '70s, they remain relevant to today's cybersecurity threats. Cryptographic techniques that were classified Secret in Boak's... Continue Reading →

Boak’s Puzzle: Disposing of Classified Trash

Recently I was skimming through the NSA's "classified history of COMSEC" (Volume 1 and Volume 2).  This "history" is a transcription of lectures by David G. Boak, who liked to explain NSA-related topics from a historical perspective. He clearly inspired a generation of NSA's employees. The last "real" page of the document contains a humorous story... Continue Reading →

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