Derek Atkins

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Derek A Atkins is a computer scientist specializing in Computer Security. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In June 2014, he became the Chief Technology Officer of SecureRF.[1]

Atkins is an author or co-author of several computer security books, including Internet Security Professional Reference and Reputational Risk: A Question of Trust. In April 1994, he co-authored the paper The Magic Words are Squeamish Ossifrage detailing the factorization of RSA-129.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Technical paper on Derek Atkins' Web site
  3. ^ "The Assault on 114,381,625,757,888,867,669,235,779,976,146,612,010,218,296,271,242,362,562,561,842,935,706,935,245,733,897,830,597,123,563,958,705,058,989,075,147,599,290,026,879,543,541" By Gina Kolata New York Times link Mar 22, 1994