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Delusions of Intelligence: Enigma, Ultra, and the End of Secure Ciphers

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In 1974, the British government admitted that its WWII secret intelligence organization had read Germany's ciphers on a massive scale. The intelligence from these decrypts influenced the Atlantic, the Eastern Front and Normandy. Why did the Germans never realize the Allies had so thoroughly penetrated their communications? As German intelligence experts conducted numerous internal investigations that all certified their ciphers' security, the Allies continued to break more ciphers and plugged their own communication leaks. How were the Allies able to so thoroughly exploit Germany's secret messages? How did they keep their tremendous success a secret? What flaws in Germany's organization allowed this counter-intelligence failure and how can today's organizations learn to avoid similar disasters? This book, the first comparative study of WWII SIGINT (SIGnals INTelligence), analyzes the characteristics that allowed the Allies SIGINT success and that fostered the German blindness to Enigma's compromise.

Synopsis:

In 1974, the British government admitted that its World War II secret intelligence organization had read Germany's ciphers on a massive scale. The intelligence from these decrypts influenced the Atlantic, the Eastern Front and Normandy. This volume examines why the Germans never realize the Allies had so thoroughly penetrated their communications.

Synopsis:

How, through all of World War II, the Germans failed to recognize that the Allies best source of intelligence came from the Germans own wireless signals encrypted by the cipher machine Enigma. This first-ever analysis of both the German and Allied sides of the story, argues that organizations culture and structure play a vital role in security failures and successes. The causes behind Germanys failure still exist in corporate and government agencies, from competition and compartmentalization, to narrow focuses and hierarchical rigidity.

Synopsis:

How Germany failed to recognize that their wireless signals had been compromised by the Allies.

About the Author

R. A. Ratcliff currently lives and consults in Silicon Valley. She has lectured on cryptologic history at the National Security Agency's intelligence school, and taught history at the University of San Francisco and University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of articles for Intelligence and National Security and Cryptologia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the traitor in our midst; 1. Enigma: the development and use of a new technology; 2. Early triumph: German intelligence successes; 3. Of no mutual assistance: compartmentalization and competition in German signals intelligence; 4. The work of Station X: centralizing allied cryptology at Bletchley Park; 5. Protecting Boniface: allied security, disguise, and dissemination of Ultra; 6. The illusion of security: the German explanations for Allied successes; 7. Determined answers: structural problems in German signal intelligence; 8. A long-standing anxiety: allied communications security; 9. Enter the machines: the role of science and machines in the cryptologic war; Conclusion: ending the era of security.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521855228
Author:
Ratcliff, R. A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Enigma cipher system
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
Subject:
Military-Espionage
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9.10x6.30x.98 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1974, the British government admitted that its World War II secret intelligence organization had read Germany's ciphers on a massive scale. The intelligence from these decrypts influenced the Atlantic, the Eastern Front and Normandy. This volume examines why the Germans never realize the Allies had so thoroughly penetrated their communications.
"Synopsis" by , How, through all of World War II, the Germans failed to recognize that the Allies best source of intelligence came from the Germans own wireless signals encrypted by the cipher machine Enigma. This first-ever analysis of both the German and Allied sides of the story, argues that organizations culture and structure play a vital role in security failures and successes. The causes behind Germanys failure still exist in corporate and government agencies, from competition and compartmentalization, to narrow focuses and hierarchical rigidity.

"Synopsis" by , How Germany failed to recognize that their wireless signals had been compromised by the Allies.
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