Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Blog

Security Expert’s IP Raises Issues

Who owns ex-NSA director's patents?
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
JamesRyanKenny
User Rank
Author
Not to mention classified sources....
JamesRyanKenny   8/20/2014 11:13:17 PM
NO RATINGS
The one thing you didn't touch upon, in addition to these intellectual property questions, is classified information.

It is a truism to invoke classified information as a factor in anything involving the NSA. However, his 'unfair merket advantage' through access to classified information is a valid addition to your argument because the discussed techniques are specifically about behavioral modelling of threats whose very identities can be classified, as well as the intelligence methods used to observe and learn about these methods.

I doubt anyone is going to challenge a former NSA Director on the improper release or proliferation of nationally sensitive data. The release of such information by 'fiat' can even be beneficial if it really and truly does protect our financial institutions. However, I would be concerned about a noticeable trend to allow high level officials to monetize their access to information.

More Blogs
In this third installment from "Electrical Engineering 101," we look and transistors and logic circuits.
When I go to a conference and see bobble-headed enthusiasts wearing some kind of virtual reality goggles, spinning around in chairs, craning their necks to see some distant corner of a virtual world – I’m both completely disinterested and oddly intrigued.
The idea here is to perform 'processing on the edge' -- to analyze a video stream and to only transmit useful information like 'Send help -- a car just crashed at these GPS coordinates.'
Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent court decision.
A handful of simple principles can help engineers build more secure designs targeting the Internet of Things (IoT).
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week