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NSA: Growing cybersecurity threats demand defenders think like attackers

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September 20, 2011
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ORLANDO — Historically, the National Security Agency may be known for its low profile, but a top official from the NSA’s Central Security Service Threat Operations Center sounded a loud and clear warning that the size and growth of the cybersecurity threat landscape demands the good guys start thinking like attackers.

In a Tuesday keynote address at the NSA Trusted Computing Conference & Exposition, Anthony A. Stramella, special assistant to the director of the NSA, explained how his organization has evolved from its origins specializing in over-the-air signal interception decades ago to an era today when one of its primary roles is to identify and counter cybersecurity threats to U.S. interests.

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