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Ex-NSA Agents' Security Startup Lands $8 Million In Funding
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ODA155,
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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
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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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.
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geriatric,
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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?
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Thomas Claburn,
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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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