RFC 7624 – Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement; R. Barnes, B. Schneier, C. Jennings, T. Hardie, B. Trammell, C. Huitema, D. Borkmann; IETF; 2015-08.
Since the initial revelations of pervasive surveillance in 2013, several classes of attacks on Internet communications have been discovered. In this document, we develop a threat model that describes these attacks on Internet confidentiality. We assume an attacker that is interested in undetected, indiscriminate eavesdropping. The threat model is based on published, verified attacks.
How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet; In Wired; 2014-01-07.
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Amy Zegart is Co-Director of CISAC; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Economy (by courtesy), Graduate School of Business
<quote>CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart and nine other national security and intelligence scholars were recently invited to the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., for unprecedented talks with high-ranking officials. They discussed cybersecurity, the plummeting public trust in the agency, its relationship with Congress and how to rebuild the agency’s reputation and rethink its program operations.</quote>