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(Christian Science Monitor)   Booz Allen, where Edward Snowden used to work, is looking for employees to do insider threat analysis. Well, they do have experience with that   ( divider line
    More: Ironic, Booz Allen Hamilton, alert status, profit motive, Microsoft Word  
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2014-01-26 03:36:44 PM  
4 votes:
TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph-CI

OK, Booz (and US Gov't), I'll give you this one for free: Polygraphs are junk science and do even less to reduce threats than the TSA's security theater.

You want some more advice, it's gonna cost you.
2014-01-26 02:44:53 PM  
2 votes:
I can do this...problem is, they usually don't want to hear about it...much less act on it.


Management - the true reason why security isn't what it should be.
- It isn't a priority now
- I don't understand what you're saying
- That would be too difficult
- That is inconvenient
- It would interrupt the programming cycle?
- It would take productions off line?
- It might disrupt functionality until fixed?  (uh, that's what testing is for...)
- Security isn't letting us see their standards
- We don't have the budget
and so nauseam...

It happens at all levels...all the way to the places you wouldn't suspect.

And even if they do fix...they typically don't keep the staff which can maintain it or monitor it.
Usually, they keep "security analysts", which only know protocol...but don't have the tech chops.
2014-01-26 04:28:39 PM  
1 vote:

d23: vygramul: d23: And yet, we're just certain that the idiots in the Pentagon understand the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides they saw.

I have more faith in the analyst who made those slides than the uneducated tool who misinterpreted them.

I don't... sorry.  Since we have the worst of the worst in just about every leadership position I am not sure why Snowden's opinion isn't any better than any other moron right now.

For the same reason I don't trust an internet dentist when it comes to climate, I don't trust Snowden when it comes to this.
2014-01-26 04:15:27 PM  
1 vote:
Qualifications: 5-10 years experience closing barn doors after the horses have fled; 2-5 years experience rearranging patio furniture on the final voyage of a large seafaring vessel; 1-3 years experience in stringed musical instrument performance on said vessel's final voyage or in the midst of a large urban conflagration.....
2014-01-26 03:00:59 PM  
1 vote:
You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.
2014-01-26 02:50:15 PM  
1 vote:

generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.
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