In Defense Of The NSA [ML B-Side]

The NSA is one of the world's most formidable and powerful intelligence agencies. Some people fear that the National Security Agency’s advanced capabilities would one day be directed inwards, instead of outwards. Are those fears justified? Is the NSA more dangerous than it is useful?
Nate Nelson spoke with Ira Winkler, who started his career at the NSA.

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Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.
In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast, Making History, with over 14 million downloads as of Oct. 2019.
Author of 3 books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

Special Guest

Ira Winkler

CISO, Skyline Technology Solutions

Ira Winkler is Author of the books "You Can Stop Stupid" and "Security Awareness for Dummies". Ira began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served in various roles as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst.