> Ok, you want the long form ? I would trust the NSA to follow their charter
> as currently directed by the political appointee that runs the place.
But the question was "who would you trust to check out a firewall".
Past experience is that NSA doesn't really care about Security if it's
not National. If your employer isn't the government, or if the firewall
isn't protecting something the NSA thinks needs to be secret, I don't see
any reason for them to care. If your employer is someone the NSA wants
to keep tabs on (like, just about any large firm that works for the
government) then all bets are off.
On trusting trust
From: padgett @
com (A. Padgett Peterson, P.E. Information Security)