It’s technical leadership like this which demonstrates how the NSA is at the forefront of Cybersecurity

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I’m … shocked.  No-one in the private sector would ever have considered protection of data in transit. It’s this sort of foresightedness which amply demonstrates how private sector companies can never hope to compete with the expertise of the likes of NSA, CESG, DSD, etc, in protecting critical infrastructure.

Via; see also commentary below.

6 thoughts on “It’s technical leadership like this which demonstrates how the NSA is at the forefront of Cybersecurity

  1. admin

    ps: in case it’s not obvious, the above is sarcasm.

    Chris Rock has a marvellous sketch the gist of which is that you should not obtain credit / brownie points for doing things which you ought to be doing anyway. This is onesuch.

    Also: a lot of cybershit arguments seem to be based around the hypothesis that the spook agencies have access to (and understanding of) significant amounts of security magic that is beyond the comprehension of the private sector. Said hypothesis is also bullshit.

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  2. Dave Walker

    I’m wondering what “(31000,88)” is about. Are they – gasp – leaking information?

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  3. Alan

    You are assuming it isn’t there to comply with some random pile of boilerplate internal regulation that encryption must be confirmed. Thats one are where government still leads most corporations 8)

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  4. Brad

    Looks like ISO 9000 labeling to me. ANSI would never come up with that bollocks. : – )

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