Jan 282016

Wired reports on a talk at the USENIX Enigma conference by Rob Joyce of the US National Security Agency (NSA). Joyce is the head of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, which is tasked with breaking into the systems of adversaries and sometimes allies. He spoke about ways to thwart the NSA and other nation-state-level attackers. “‘We put the time in …to know [that network] better than the people who designed it and the people who are securing it,’ he said. ‘You know the technologies you intended to use in that network. We know the technologies that are actually in use in that network. Subtle difference. You’d be surprised about the things that are running on a network vs. the things that you think are supposed to be there.
NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System (Wired)
Source: LWN.Net