Skip to comments.Job Title Key to Inner Access Held by Snowden
Posted on 07/01/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WASHINGTON Intelligence officials refer to Edward J. Snowdens job as a National Security Agency contractor as systems administrator a bland name for the specialists who keep the computers humming. But his last job before leaking classified documents about N.S.A. surveillance, he told the news organization The Guardian, was actually infrastructure analyst.
It is a title that officials have carefully avoided mentioning, perhaps for fear of inviting questions about the agencys aggressive tactics: an infrastructure analyst at the N.S.A., like a burglar casing an apartment building, looks for new ways to break into Internet and telephone traffic around the world.
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He wasn’t kidding when he said he could read POSHITUS’ communications.
I’m ready to hear Snowden himself talk about what he’s doing right now... though it sounds like Putin told him to shut up for some ‘reasons’ so we’ll probably never see him again.
“Gentlemen don’t read other gentlemen’s mail.”
This statement is attributed to President Herbert Hoover’s Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, who in 1929 shut down the office in the U.S. State Department responsible for breaking codes to read messages sent between embassies of other countries and their capitals.”
We could go back to this, but it would be idiocy. BTW, our allies actually use their spy agencies to spy against US corporations to give their own corporations a leg up. The US does not engage in this sort of behavior. In Europe, many companies are state owned. In the US there are competing corporations and they are privately owned. The people in the US government have an anti-profit (socialist) viewpoint, so even if the spy agencies got something that would help Coke or IBM or Boeing you can be assured those companies won’t see it.
This is pure BS. A title like ‘Infrastructure Analyst’ means nothing. They probably give everybody who works there that title.
Very damaging... uhhh or very uhh enlightening .. depends which the your creek flows. Or sunthin’. ..
How hit r u? Hugh 90s here
But it’s early
Just give me root login, Baby!!!
Well, it was where I cut my teeth in higher technologies than flush toilets or ceiling fans..
Life’s a string of 1s and 0s ,, adapt or get dumped.. :-)
So you are denying he got into some very revealing information?
Some little disturbace with wind, clouds and cooler temps went thru yesterday and I thought the high was moving east...but it must have moved back.,..UgH!
It sounds like he had a lot more than just root access...or just knew where to look.
Hired Hacker would have been too obvious.
just getting to the database would be enuf.. obviously new safeguards are in order.
Edward Snowden breaks silence to threaten new U.S. disclosures
No, I am denying you can tell anything about his duties from his job title.
Here is the job description of an infrastructure analyst.
In some cases, the infrastructure analyst serves a supervisory role within the organization that she is a part of and provides training to new analysts, while in other cases the upper management delegates tasks to the infrastructure analyst that are too difficult for the general staff to handle. Through the process of solving technical problems, the infrastructure analyst then creates procedures that other technical workers can perform so that the infrastructure analyst does not have to be consulted again, according to the Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC). Finally, whenever there is a technical problem that cannot be solved, the infrastructure analyst must be available to provide consultation.
...Since the infrastructure analysts understand their areas of expertise more than anyone, they must be able to function independently. The problem solving and technical skills of the infrastructure analyst must be fantastic, since problem solving is the primary duty of the infrastructure analyst. Oral and written communication skills are essential because infrastructure analysts must mentor and explain complicated topics to others.
More dangerous then a sys admin.
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