DEF CON 21 - Unexpected Stories From a Hacker Inside the Government
nbodykat April 13,2015 Interesting video. The speaker brings up some interesting points about DoD. Sometimes they don't think about how the audience will take their message. I find the history of Wikileaks and Julian Assange interesting. They stopped his funding, classified his work, and wouldn't let him see it. People spend a lot of time researching things and don't appreciate it when they're cut off from the hard work they have done. I'm not supporting Julian Assange though, I am retired military and I don't agree with what Bradley Manning did or Julian Assange's role in it. I find it interesting that Anonymous seems to have started targeting the Government after DoD released their Strategy on Operating in Cyberspace. I totally did not see that connection. The speaker is right that there is no financial incentive for DoD contractors to fix their compromises.
mariawhit8at May 03,2015 Wow...I hate to think this one incident (taking his work and classifying it and preventing him from continuing to complete his own work) that "rightfully" caused resentment, caused such an improper mindset that created Wikileaks. I truly understand the wrong way he was treated with his work, but that decision by the government right/wrong should not spawn a whole new platform that exposes classified information that can harm the country. I don't know if this is a true story...but i wouldn't doubt it. Most insider threats are from disgruntled people who feel that they've been "wronged".
connellytat May 04,2015 I liked this video. It was given it Oct 2013, so while it would be nice if things have changed with respect to gov't contractors, I don't really think they have. While in concept, I think it's a good idea to penalize contractors that lose government technology due to poor security practices, I'm not sure how that would work. There would have to be something in the regulation that the contractor doesn't get penalized if proper security practices are being followed. Still, I want to find it hard to believe that government contractors would want to profit from losing technology to a foreign government.
marinomsat May 05,2015 I really like his first story on how that the government has create WikiLeaks. The fact that DoD and other government agencies try to hide information that people believe should be public knowledge holds alot of value.
mjacobat May 10,2015 Enjoyable video. The speaker shares 4 different stories and he brings up some interesting points about the DOD.