DEF CON to host NSA Chief General Alexander

July 24, 2012

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General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the NSA and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command will speak at Def Con on Friday, Security Week reports.

General Alexander will be giving a talk titled “Shared Values, Shared Responsibility,” which will focus on the shared core values between the hacker community and the government’s cyber community.

Namely, the vision of the Internet as a positive force, the fact that information increases value by sharing, the respect and protection of privacy and civil liberties, and the opposition to malicious and criminal behavior.

The talk’s overview looks as if General Alexander will attempt to garner some help from the hacker community — not surprising considering that the government has been working to hire legit hackers for years and has done a decent job doing so.

Def Con runs July 26–29 at the Rio in Las Vegas, admission is $200 cash only at the door.