# Tag Info

In both cases (the company name and the algorithm name), the letters “RSA” stand for the initials of the surnames of Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman… $R$ivest, $S$hamir, and $A$dleman. Wrapping it up in short: In 1977, they (Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman) first publicly described an algorithm which was named after them and is ...