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Ex-NSA Agents' Security Startup Lands $8 Million In Funding
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ODA155
ODA155,
User Rank: Ninja
12/11/2014 | 10:41:11 AM
Re: Pro or con?
"Area 1 does this through behavioral analysis. It collects data from a platform of sensors and looks for any abnormalities -- timing, content, user interaction, method of delivery, or anything else that might raise eyebrows or red flags."

Am I understanding this correctly, the computer you're using, as well as other "sensors" around the network would be spying on me... and I would have to agree to that as part of my job? It's hard enough to find a competent candidate for any specific job, good luck findin one who wants to work under those conditions.

Maybe they should have had that at the NSA then maybe GB's of data would not have walked out the front door.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
12/11/2014 | 9:23:02 AM
Re: Pro or con?
Why is 'ex-NSA' considered a selling point?
Not necessarily a selling point, just a point of information. It's up to the customer to make the judgement of valuable or not, @geriatric. Then again, perhaps even the world's most notorious ex-NSA'er (Edward Snowden) will one day have a comeback in a commercial venture, a la Kevin Mitnick! Stranger things happen.
geriatric
geriatric,
User Rank: Moderator
12/11/2014 | 7:27:50 AM
Re: Pro or con?
Ha-ha! My thoughts exactly. And just exactly why is 'ex-NSA' considered a selling point?
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
12/10/2014 | 6:15:30 PM
Pro or con?
So does the involvement of former NSA employees mean this software will be more secure, less secure, or about the same?


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