[Internet Society Blogs] Encryption is key for a trusted Internet

One of the few regrets of Vint Cerf , who is often referred to as the ‘father of the Internet’, is the fact that encryption using public cryptography was not baked in the original ARPANET design. While the early Internet was meant to meet a number of requirements such as resilience and openness, encryption was not one of them . Some of this was because of the high cost associated with encryption, and some if it was for other reasons.

Walid Al-Saqaf