The Washington Post reports on the growing number of former U.S. government intelligence employees who are leaving organizations such as the National Security Agency to work in the private sector. One of those people is Ellison Anne Williams, who left the NSA after 12 years to start her own cybersecurity company, Enveil. Williams’ startup sells an encryption service designed to track data flows, building on encryption research done at the NSA but declassified through a technology transfer program that allows employees to monetize their NSA work once they leave. Other companies, such as Silicon Valley venture fund Allegis Capital, look to recruit NSA talent for the private sector, especially as more high-profile data breaches affect large organizations. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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