CAREERS AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
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Attention DEF CON® 20 attendees:

If you're up on your game, you already know the National Security Agency and what we do. So we won't bother with an explanation. And you probably already know why you're here.

At NSA, we don't crack codes and develop new encryption algorithms just for the fun of it (but don't tell our tech teams that). Around here, it's all about the endgame: keeping you and your family safe and secure, so we can all enjoy the simple things in life, like buying new gear and going to DEF CON®21 - without the threat of harm from foreign adversaries.

So here's the pitch. We want to talk to you about a career at NSA if ...

  • You won Capture the Flag, Mystery Challenge or any other DEF CON® challenge.
  • You have a thing for the pleasantries of a full-time job.
  • You work or consult for a security company but want to relocate to the front lines of cyber operations.
  • Even if you didn't win a black Über badge, as long as you held your own at DEF CON®, we want to talk to you.

Now, for those of you who think you'll never make it through security, here are a few words you need to hear.

  • It's true that you must be a U.S. citizen, and you'll need a security clearance that requires a background investigation and polygraph. But ...
  • If you have a few, shall we say, indiscretions in your past, don't be alarmed. You shouldn't automatically assume you won't be hired. If you're really interested, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot.

Apply now to start your career at NSA. Maybe by the time DEF CON® 21 rolls around, you'll have a whole new perspective on the importance of what you do. And check out additional opportunities with our fellow defenders, DHS and the Intel Community.

By the way, if you think you saw cool things at DEF CON® 20, just wait until you cross the threshold to NSA, 'cause you ain't seen nothing yet.

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