Pace is in the Osama bin Laden news in places from the New Yorker to Philadelphia Inquirer to Nextgov.com

. . . Al Qaeda operatives often communicated via encrypted, or secretly coded, messages that U.S. agents could not decipher, said Darren Hayes, computer information systems program chairman at Pace University. Hayes entered the field of computer forensics in 1990, working in the World Trade Center office of financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald that was later destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

. . . Al Qaeda operatives often communicated via encrypted, or secretly coded, messages that U.S. agents could not decipher, said Darren Hayes, computer information systems program chairman at Pace University. Hayes entered the field of computer forensics in 1990, working in the World Trade Center office of financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald that was later destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Ironically, for such a strong proponent of technology communications, Osama bin Laden appears to have largely refrained from the direct use of satellite telephone technology and the Internet,” Hayes said. “Therefore, the focus for the CIA and the U.S. government would have been on intercepting the communications of his couriers.”

Read the article on Nextgov.com, part of the National Journal Group Inc. and the Atlantic Media Company.

Also read reactions from Pace students on the New Yorker blog and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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