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'Turing writes on codebreaking with understandable authority and compelling panache.'
- Michael Smith, bestselling author of Station X.
At Bletchley Park, some of Britain's most talented mathematicians, linguists, and intellectuals were assembled to break Nazi codes. Kept secret for nearly thirty years, we have now come to realise the crucial role that these codebreakers played in the Allied victory in World War II.
Written by Dermot Turing - the nephew of famous codebreaker Alan Turing - this illustrated account provides unique insight into the behind-the-scenes action at Bletchley Park. Discover how brilliant and eccentric individuals such as Dilly Knox, Alan Turing and Joan Clarke were recruited, the social life that grew up around the park, and how they dealt with the ever-present burden of secrecy.
Including a foreword by Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of MI5's official history The Secret World, this book brings to life the stories of the men and women who toiled day and night to crack the seemingly unbreakable enigma code.
The people of X, Y and Z were eccentric, colourful and caught up in world events that they could watch not control. This is their story…
Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan’s childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan’s formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it kept even more secret than the Enigma story? What is the truth about Alan Turing’s conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? What is the significance of the Royal Pardon granted in 2013?
In Dermot’s own style he takes a vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius.
Today computers shape every aspect of our lives. In our pockets, we carry mobile phones with computing power that was unimaginable just 50 years ago. Many industries are embracing the promises - and the risks - of artificial intelligence. The world is changing faster than ever, and computing is at the heart of technological development.
Dermot Turing explores the history of this rapidly evolving technology, from the Charles Babbage and his experiments with steam powered calculators to the computerised Go champion, AlphaGo. Featuring wonderful, full-colour images which illustrate this history, The Story of Computing is the essential guide to a subject that none of us can ignore.
• The birth of the computer
• Codebreaking in World War II
• Innovations in hardware and software
• Artificial intelligence
• The internet
• The challenges of cybersecurity.
Clearing and Settlement:
1. Describes what happens in clearing and settlement, and the roles of (and risks assumed by) the various participants in the post-trade marketplace.
2. Explores the law applicable to infrastructures, how they are regulated, and considers the other topographical features of their legal landscape.
3. Examines the legal and practical aspects of risk management and operations of infrastructures.
4. Looks at the risks faced by participants in payment, clearing and settlement systems - the agent banks - along with practical and operational issues which they face in their roles.
New legislation includes:
· CSD (Central Security Depositories) Regulation and level 2 measures
· MiFID 2/MiFIR and level 2 measures
· EMIR and level 2 measures
· Banking Act 2009 revisions
· Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive
· Revised Part VII Companies Act 1989
· New Part XVIII of FSMA and Recognition Requirements Regulations
· Financial Services Act 2012
In addition to the coverage of the legislature, there are numerous diagrams and commonly encountered practical problems are discussed, eg 'client clearing', tax, regulatory capital and protective insolvency legislation. Risk and legal issues arising in clearing and settlement operations, eg liquidity, outsourcing, corporate actions and securities lending are also covered.