Comments
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marilyn Cohodas
100%
0%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Author
2/28/2014 | 3:37:09 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
It's an insult to everyone's intelligience for Clarke to dismiss the uproar as simple naivite' that "people are suddenly amazed that intelligence agencies were collecting intelligence." It's the scale and lack of appropriate oversight that is so shocking. That and the fact that a government contractor could so easily abscond with all that classified information in the first place. 
IMjustinkern
50%
50%
IMjustinkern,
User Rank: Strategist
2/28/2014 | 11:17:11 AM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
Mr. Clarke ... "your winnings, sir.
J_Brandt
50%
50%
J_Brandt,
User Rank: Ninja
2/27/2014 | 7:34:11 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
I don't think it's so much being shocked at the intelligence gathering, it's the sudden realization of how much data everyone is leaking without their even being aware of it.
Drew Conry-Murray
100%
0%
Drew Conry-Murray,
User Rank: Ninja
2/27/2014 | 11:31:29 AM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
That comment jumped out at me too. Of course intelligence agencies collect data. The question is, what lengths will they go to? The revelations that the NSA sought to weaken encryption standards is a legitimate cause for outrage. That said, I agree with Clarke that residency restrictions wouldn't do much for security.
Thomas Claburn
100%
0%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
2/26/2014 | 5:02:35 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
What's amazing is how the administration bends the law around the contours of its intelligence gathering. If it were only terrorism-related intellgence gathering going on, it wouldn't be an issue. 
IMjustinkern
50%
50%
IMjustinkern,
User Rank: Strategist
2/26/2014 | 1:39:05 PM
good RSA insight for those of us not there
Especially love this quote: "People are suddenly amazed that intelligence agencies were collecting intelligence."

While I agree with Clarke's statements in part, I think the real amazement is HOW the intelligence is being collected and WHAT they're going after (i.e. everything). 

Looking forward to more gems like this, especially from RSA themselves.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 7, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program!
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.