Enigma Machine Presentation
The Enigma is a message encryption device (or, more accurately, a family of similarly designed devices) most famously used by the Nazi military during World War II. The Nazis were confident that the sophisticated and cleverly-designed Enigma devices could protect their sensitive military communications from Allied cryptanalysis. But a sequence of unlikely accidents and ingenuity of mathematicians in Poland and England culminated in an Allied capability to decrypt this traffic. This remarkable success was among the most carefully guarded secrets of World War II, remained so until decades later, saved untold missions of lives, and was mythologized in the popular 2014 film The Imitation Game.
Experience an actual working Enigma machine and discover current career opportunities in cryptography, cryptanalysis, and cybersecurity. Learn about the history of cryptography that informed the Engima's design and see why the Nazis had such confidence in it. Then learn how the Engima actually encrypts messages, and how cryptanalysis techniques against it worked.