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The revenge of the Nerds

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Good ol' time when football players used to humiliate nerds in high school...

Now nerds sit in the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

"Hacker Jeff Moss, founder of computer security conferences DEFCON and Black Hat, has been sworn in as one of the new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) of the DHS. Moss, who goes by the handle 'the Dark Tangent' says he was surprised to be asked to join the council and that he was nominated to bring an 'outside perspective' to its meetings. He said, 'I know there is a new-found emphasis on cybersecurity, and they're looking to diversify the members and to have alternative viewpoints. I think they needed a skeptical outsider's view because that has been missing.'"

Great comeback, guys!

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Written by orangeek

Wednesday 10 June 2009 at 11:28 am

Posted in tech, pop

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