Former NSA head says too much info is classified

Tuesday - 3/15/2011, 3:19pm EDT

Do we classify too much information on cybersecurity vulnerabilities? The former head of the most powerful and secretive intelligence agencies, the National Security Agency, thinks so.

General Michael Hayden, the director of NSA from 1999 to 2005, says in order to protect people from vulnerabilities we need to first educate them of the risks.

Wired Magazine reports it's far easier to learn about physical threats from government agencies than to learn about cyber threats.

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