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In this all-new episode of “Ask the Professor,” Prof. Nigel Smart addresses a medley of the internet’s best cryptography questions:

  • Can a combination of a digital signature and public-key cryptography be considered a hybrid cryptosystem?
  • How can cryptography be explained to a layman?
  • What are the most useful, yet unbroken, ubiquitous cryptographic algorithms used in our everyday lives?

In the ‘Ask the Professor’ video series, Professor Nigel Smart, a world-renowned expert in applied cryptography, Vice President of the International Association of Cryptologic Research and Professor of Cryptography in the Department of Computer Science at University of Bristol, answers the internet’s most interesting questions about cryptography. Based on questions from popular blogs, forums, and social media—this series is relevant for both beginners and advanced crypto enthusiasts alike.