by Mike Masnick
Fri, May 9th 2014 7:50am
It is, of course, no surprise that former NSA boss Keith Alexander is now setting out a shingle for consulting work in the private sector. While we'd assumed he'd latch on with something like the Chertoff Group, it appears that he's setting up his own consulting firm in which he'll help "financial institutions looking to address cybersecurity threats." Considering this is the guy who, just days earlier, was talking about why the NSA harmed internet cybersecurity, it kind of makes you wonder if he's the person you'd really trust with any sort of cybersecurity consulting. Well, unless, as Marcy Wheeler has suggested, his sales pitch is "I know where all the holes I've left in the internet are." Still, if you were a financial institution, would you rather hire someone who's spent their career trying to make the internet safer... or the guy who worked hard to make it less secure?
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