Weapons of Math Destruction

How solving some of the Millennium Prize Problems may threaten traditional cryptography and information security

The original work behind the Riemann Hypothesis

P vs NP

This is the most significant Millennium Prize problem for security. To radically oversimplify this problem, P vs. NP questions whether all problems that can be quickly verified can also be solved quickly.

Riemann Hypothesis

The Riemann Hypothesis conjectures that there is a structure to the roots of the Riemann zeta function. Because there seems to exist exist a relationship between the distribution of prime numbers and the Riemann zeta function, if the Riemann Hypothesis can be proven true there is a significant impact to our understanding of how prime numbers work — and number theory as a whole.

Navier-Stokes Existence Equations

The Navier Stokes Existence problem joins the Yang Mills Existence problem in being a mathematical problem based on observations made in physics and our limited understanding of the fundamental math best used to describe those observations.

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Principal PM for Cryptography and Security Products @HashiCorp. Formerly Defense/NatSec & Crypto @NetApp, VC @GGVCapital + @AmplifyPartners

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Andy Manoske

Principal PM for Cryptography and Security Products @HashiCorp. Formerly Defense/NatSec & Crypto @NetApp, VC @GGVCapital + @AmplifyPartners