Beckstrom's resignation letter


We’ve got a story up on the Web site about the cybersecurity power struggle between the Homeland Security Department and the National Security Agency. It mentions Rod Beckstrom, the National Cybersecurity Center director who announced his resignation last week. His resignation letter was pretty critical of NSA’s cybersecurity role:

NSA effectively controls DHS cyber efforts through detailees, technology insertions, and the proposed move of… the NCSC to a Fort Meade NSA facility. NSA currently dominates most national cyber efforts… I believe this is a bad strategy on multiple grounds… the intelligence culture is very different than a network operations or security culture…

We’ve posted the whole letter; you can read it here.


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