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Interviews with IA Technical Director

Two new articles based on an interview with Dickie George, NSA's Information Assurance Technical Director, are now available on In the first, "Balancing Act: Security vs. Functionality: As Systems Get More Robust, So Do Hacking Opportunities," Mr. George discusses the inevitable trade off between greater functionality and increased security threats from hackers. In the second, "Does Dearth of Infosec Pros Pose Risk,?" Mr. George candidly addresses the technical challenges facing NSA in securing IT systems, competition among government agencies for cybersecurity talent, the need for earlier and better security education, and the general lack of cybersecurity awareness in the public at large.


Date Posted: Jan 19, 2010 | Last Modified: Jan 19, 2010 | Last Reviewed: Jan 19, 2010