In a speech entitled "Front doors and strong locks: encryption, privacy and intelligence-gathering in the digital era" Director GCHQ shares his thoughts about this pivotal topic with an influential audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
98-year-old Leslie Greer is the latest recipient of the badge which marks the wartime work undertaken at Bletchley Park. Ms Greer, who now lives in Dublin, was a German linguist at Bletchley Park. Her badge was presented by HMA Dominick Chilcott.
Visitors to GCHQ frequently ask why the famous Bletchley Park code-breakers came to be located in Cheltenham. The response is usually along the lines of ‘the Cheltenham sites were Ministry-owned property and we had outgrown our previous sites.’
Marking the centenary of the First World War, GCHQ has been working with the BBC to show how the British brought secure communications to the trenches in 1915 through the development of the Fullerphone.