My NSA security violation

September 11, 2015


About a year after I started at the National Security Agency, I suffered the embarrassment of being caught violating .

I was totally guilty and it was quite humiliating, as you can imagine.

It was made worse by how easily it could have been avoided.

Welcome to the National Security Agency

My first job out of college was in NSA’s quite small cryptographic design group. Our job was to design all of the for U.S. systems as well as help make sure the cryptography was implemented properly.

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