Pssst…want to know a secret?
One way to safely share secret information is through encryption — which means converting information or data into a code. For as long as we’ve had secret information, individuals and organizations have encrypted and analyzed encrypted communications. From schoolyard gossip to military plans, ciphers — or codes — keep secrets out of the wrong hands.
Cipher – Decipher is an interactive, new exhibition exploring the past and present of communications cryptology — what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. See an authentic Enigma cipher machine, or try your hand at logic puzzles and games to see if you have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology!
Developed by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment, this 500 sq. ft. travelling exhibition will soon be on the move!