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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets 138

An anonymous reader writes Former NSA Chief General Keith Alexander has apparently started his own cybersecurity consulting firm, IronNet Cybersecurity, and approached the banking industry pitching his company's suite of services. Word from Wired indicates that his services cost $1 million per month with a special discount asking price of $600,000 per month. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) expressed concern about General Alexander's activities to the banking industry, stating, "I question how Mr. Alexander can provide any of the services he is offering unless he discloses or misuses classified information, including extremely sensitive sources and methods....Without the classified information he acquired in his former position, he literally would have nothing to offer to you." (PDF) The congressman from the House of Representatives reminds the bankers (and General Alexander, should he be listening) that selling top secret information is a federal offense.
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

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  • Re:Laugh-worthy (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 26, 2014 @09:36PM (#47329913)

    If he had knowledge of a secret security bypassing technique, closing the hole would (necessarily) disclose relevant classified information to the client. Which would be illegal...

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