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Former NSA head Keith Alexander has been tapped up to advise a new cyber war council for government and financial institutions in the US, according to Bloomberg. The biz news site has seen a proposal from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) that suggests that the industry needs a committee of …

  1. phil dude


    jobs for boys....?


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: wtf?

      Yeah, weren't we reading on here last week that he started his own multi-million dollar consulting firm?

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: wtf?

        When the ex-head of the NSA rings you up and says that in return for a $1M/month contract the pictures stay secret - what do you do ?

        1. Captain DaFt

          Re: wtf?

          "No habla ingles, Mi nombre es Juan. Tal vez usted tiene un número equivocado?"


          "Beedle beep! To insure your telephone experience, all calls to this number are monitored. Thank you for your co-operation."


          "HAHAHAHAHA! <snerk> AHHHH-HAHAHA HA HA HAAAaaa... No."


          "Dude, I already put those on Youtube."

    2. John65

      Re: wtf?

      I'd expect that the government will mandate that any utility servicing more than a certain number of customers will have to hire a firm like this to monitor its systems, thereby enabling the continuance of the old boys network. Not that I think it was in jeopardy.

      And ensuring even easy access to those systems.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: FCUK WTF ... with an Absence of FUD BS to Shovel and Bury DODGI Guy Plans in.

      And for all those Doubting Thomases out there and here, who be doubting the truth of Ponzi Markets and practical but worthless dollar trades/phantom dealings to keep the Grand Illusion and Greater Delusions going .....

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    2. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: FCUK WTF ... with an Absence of FUD BS to Shovel and Bury DODGI Guy Plans in.

      amanfrommars: still more comprehensible than some of the human trolls.

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