The National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. (Credit: NSA)

Getting Off the NOBUS Bus


The National Security Administration has two cyber missions: attacking foreign cyber systems to gather intelligence and defending U.S. cyber systems from attacks by third parties, both foreign governments and criminals. There’s an inherent conflict of interest in those dual responsibillities when the NSA discovers a critical bug in widely-used software like Microsoft Windows. Does NSA…