The director of the NSA asked hackers to help to secure the internet at the 20th annual Def Con gathering in Las Vegas.
In a rather unusual speech to the 20th annual Def Con gathering in Las Vegas, four-star General Keith Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service asked hackers to help to secure the internet.
“You’re going to have to come in and help us,” Alexander said.
Hackers in attendance included secret members of Anonymous, the Shadow network, Computer underground and others.
After his speech the general is reported to have walked among the hackers at the Def Con conference, stopping occasionally to meet certain people.
The general also took the opportunity to promote the NSA and talk with young people about a possible career with the agency. “We need people like you in the NSA” he remarked to one young man.
“I thought the general was well received at the Defcon event”, said one hacker who declined to be named in this report. “You can be sure everyone was listening very carefully to everything he had to say.”
This is the first time such a high ranking military official had addressed the conference in person or address the hacker community as a whole.
Robert Tilford is a Former soldier US Army, infantry. MOS: 11B1P …
Keep Mystic Politics online and advertisment free. A small contribution helps us deliver edgy, honest, and inspiring independent media.Show your support