NSA director a likely no-show at Dutch infosec con

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NSA director a likely no-show at Dutch infosec con

Follows disclosures of NSA enforcing backdoors.

The director of the National Security Agency General Keith Alexander will likely shirk a keynote at the "Masters in Security” at the Hague.

The change in plans came just days after major media outlets published documents, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which revealed details on NSA's years-long mission to undermine encryption methods widely used to secure communications sent over the internet.

Major findings in the documents included news that the NSA pressured major tech companies into giving the agency backdoor access to encryption software.

It is also suspected that the agency stole company encryption keys by hacking organizations' servers.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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