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Passwords have been around for millennia. Thousands of years before the advent of the computer, the Roman aggressive would use what Polybius declared as a watchword to analyze ally from enemy. Similarly, during the Battle of Normandy, US paratroopers used consistently alteration call-and-response passwords – flash would be responded to with thunder, for archetype — to authorize friend from foe. 

The 2019 Call for Code claiming is coming to a close as ally IBM and David Clark Cause are set to advertise the grand prize winner next month. The months-long challenge solicited technologists from around the world to invent solutions to advance accustomed adversity preparedness, response, and recovery. And one team’s going to get a $200K cash prize and a development meeting.