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NSA attends Las Vegas hacker convention

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NSA will be part of a panel called "Meet the Feds" at this year's new addition to DefCon, DefCon Kids. Lisa Brewster/Flickr (cc by-sa)

The annual computer hacker convention, known as DefCon, opens in Las Vegas today. The entrance fee is $150 cash, and no real names need to be given. Ten thousand people are expected to attend over the next 4 days, including member of the National Security Agency who are on the look out for new recruits. Richard George, technical director for cyber defense at the NSA, explains why DefCon is a good place to find the next generation of cyber crime fighters.

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