Everything Werner Koch needs to prevent the U.S. National Security Agency, NSA, from properly doing its job is right here in a 10-square-meter room in a basement in Erkrath, a small town outside of Düsseldorf.
Koch opens his front door and invites us into his home. The first thing we see are children's drawings plastering the wall. Downstairs is his company "headquarters," all 10 square meters of it. It's a one-man show. And yet financially, things are looking good. "There is finally enough money in my account," he says.
The current scandal roiling over the use of a private e-mail server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just the latest in a series of scandals surrounding government e-mails. And it’s not the first public airing of problems with the State Department’s IT operations—and executives’ efforts to bypass or work around them. At least she didn’t set up an office in a restroom just to bypass State Department network restrictions and do everything over Gmail.
Xiaomi’s Mi 4 is one of the best smartphones you cannot purchase so easily -- but it might be for the best, it seems. Don’t get me wrong: The Mi 4 packs in top-of-the-line specifications, the latest Android-based operating system, and is incredibly cheap, but if data security firm Bluebox's latest report is to be believed, it also comes with malware and a host of other issues. The handset seems to have been tampered with by an unidentified third party, however. We’ll have more details on this later today.
The US military is looking to hire 3000 cyber security professionals over the next nine months in order to beef up resources at its Cyber Command armed forces infosec unit.
The command was established five years ago to centralise cyberspace operations, strengthen Defense cyberspace capabilities and bolster the military's cyber expertise.
Every Silicon Valleyite's favorite buzzword -- innovation -- has been picked up by the CIA.
The Central Intelligence Agency announced publicly on Friday that -- as part of one of the largest agency makeovers since its founding in 1947 -- it's creating a new top-level directorate called the Directorate of Digital Innovation.