Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Blog

Security Expertís IP Raises Issues

Who owns ex-NSA director's patents?
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
JamesRyanKenny
User Rank
Freelancer
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
2015 will likely be the year of widespread awareness and adoption of giga-scale SPICE. Willy Wonka may agree: "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it."
In January 2015, Lindsay Craig will be teaching technology workshops with his East African partners to farmers, educators, engineers, artists, students, and dreamers.
Help turn the first house to have a telephone into a museum.
The open ESIstream protocol has less encoding overhead and higher data bandwidth than JESD204B. It's also significantly easier to implement ESIstream digital core.
At IEDM 2014, IBM claims that for PCM, non-volatility/data-retention is no longer essential. Ron Neale takes a close look.
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