DefCon wants NSA Cyberwar Shoeshine Tour put off

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Shoeshine at 10:58 am by George Smith

NSA director, Mr. Keith Alexander, encouraging young hackers to save the US from economic crippling and mass loss of life in the immediate future at the 2012 DefCon meeting in Las Vegas.

From Reuters:

The annual Defcon hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the first time in its 21-year history, saying Edward Snowden’s revelations have made some in the community uncomfortable about having feds there.

“It would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a ‘time-out’ and not attend Defcon this year,” Defcon founder Jeff Moss said in an announcement posted Wednesday night on the convention’s website …

Moss, who is an advisor on cyber security to the Department of Homeland Security, told Reuters that it was “a tough call,” but that he believed the Defcon community needs time to make sense of the recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.

They need time to make sense of the recent revelation about US surveillance programs. Adorable.

It’s all eyewash and balderdash, anyway.

The NSA and Keith Alexander, of course, will be there. Everyone will. And that’s because everyone knows guvmint security agencies have money, lots of money.

The real affair is the $2000/ticket Black Hat conference, on July 31, a two day affair just before DefCon. The latter, on August 2 is $180 to get in.

Jeff Moss, DefCon founder, maintaining good public relations.

Keith Alexander — from the archives.

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