Experts, Charlatans, and the Intelligence Committee

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Recently, an allegation was made by our favorite plagiarist and wantonly frivolous filer of law suits, Greg Evans, that he was going to be testifying before Congress on Cyber Security and Sino-US relations.

I know… I can’t believe this either…

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However, it is entirely possible that Evans has managed to bamboozle the US House of Representatives/Congress into believing that he is in fact an expert on anything to do with cyber security.

“How did this happen?” You ask?

Well, it is possible that they saw him on FOX news or perhaps CNN of late. Perhaps his minions finally reached out to the right people who have access to the government.

Either way, we all know within the security community a couple of things that make this all the more plausible.

  • Evans always is pimping his “cred” with all those self released PR pieces (Worlds #1 hacker)
  • Congress Critters aren’t all that tech savvy for the most part and are easily distracted by laser pointers on the floor.

So, we do have a potential situation if indeed Evans is not just blowing smoke up our collective asses here on Twitter (click image to enlarge):

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I would hope that the House Intelligence committee would in fact vet their speakers a bit better.

In an effort to insure that they at least get some perspective on Mr. Evans, I have crafted the email shown above and asked Rep. Michael Rogers (Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee) to have a look into who he may in fact have planned to speak in the near future. Here is his contact information for you all out there who care to drop him a line and beg the same of him.

Rep. Michael Rogers (Chairman of House Intelligence Cmt)
133 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4872
mike.rogers@mail.house.gov

Contacts for the House Intelligence Committee

Capitol Visitor Center HVC-304
US Capitol Building
Washington, DC  20515-6415

Majority Staff                                   Minority Staff
Office:  (202) 225-4121                     (202) 225-7690
Fax:      (202) 225-1991                     (202) 226-5068

Ethan Weber
Defense Fellow National Security International Affairs Homeland Security U.S. House of Representatives
133 Cannon House Office Building
Washington,  DC 20515-0003
202-225-4872 or 202-225-5820
ethan.weber@mail.house.gov

Diane Rinaldo (for Mike Rogers)
U.S. House of Representatives
133 Cannon House Office Building
Washington,  DC 20515-0003
202-225-4872
diane.rinaldo@mail.house.gov

We live in “Interesting Times” as the Chinese say, and we certainly do not need to have congress led further astray by those without the experience in the subject matters at hand. Lets hope that the House looks into Evans’ history and decides that he is not a subject matter expert on any of the topics at hand.

K.

Cross-posted from Krypt3ia

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Ali-Reza Anghaie I've bean meaning to post this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you_live_in_interesting_times

I didn't know that (that it was a Level 1 curse)...

Fitting. -Ali
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