Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos on Monday confronted NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers over the United States government’s plan to require built-in backdoors in hardware and software made by American companies. The exchange took place at the New America Foundation’s cybersecurity conference. Building backdoors into cryptography is “like drilling a hole in the windshield,” Stamos said. Asked if U.S. high-tech companies also should build backdoors for other countries’ governments, Rogers said it needed to be done in a framework.
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