New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) http://www.acm.org today named Shafi Goldwasser of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Silvio Micali of MIT as the recipients of the 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award. Working together, they pioneered the field of provable security, which laid the mathematical foundations that made modern cryptography possible. By formalizing the concept that cryptographic security had to be computational rather than absolute, they turned cryptography from an art into a science. Their work addresses the protection of data from being viewed or modified, providing a secure means of communications and transactions over the Internet.