New NSA chief explains agency policy on “zero-day” exploits to Senate

By Sean Gallagher

Vice Admiral Mike Rogers, here speaking to students at the Navy’s Center for Information Dominance, told a Senate committee that the NSA keeps some zero day vulnerabilities—but reveals most of them to vendors to boost security.

In response to a series of questions posed before his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Security Agency director nominee Vice Admiral Michael Rogers said that the NSA is working with the White House to create a process to determine what to do with zero-day vulnerabilities that the agency …read more

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