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US security agency opens to outsiders on cyber safety

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September 21, 2011
Cyber Security, Education, FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Responses
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via Reuters

Anthony Stramella, an official with the National Security Agency’s Threat Operations Center, is more aware than most of how information from computers, telephones and other devices can be tampered with or end up in the wrong hands.

So when he bought a personal computer that he only uses for e-mail at home and saw it had a webcam, he promptly covered it with duct tape. And the cellphone he uses is a $15 model that can do only one thing — make phone calls.

That prompted his daughters, with multiple apps on their phones, to tease that he was a “caveman.” But Stramella says he’s just fine: “I can live in that world, my kids can’t.”

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