Canvassing all security cracks

Friday, 22 April 2005, 3:11 PM EST

If Dave Aitel finds using assembly language second nature today, he has a grandparent to thank for it. When Aitel was 12, his maternal grandfather started teaching him the language, paving the way for a career in information technology.

Getting a scholarship to work as a computer scientist at the National Security Agency was probably the deciding factor. At 28 (he looks much younger), Aitel has been in the security business a long time - he joined the NSA when he was 18 and worked there for six years.

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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