Our Hero: Spencer Pratt Leaving The Hills To Fight Cyberterrorism

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Cyberterrorism is one of the bigger threats facing America’s national security today — or it isn’t, if Robert Schneier is to be believed — but either way, our future just got a little brighter: Spencer Pratt is leaving MTV’s reality show The Hills to team up with the president of a LA firearms training shop to start a cybersecurity firm, according to FoxNews.com.

From FoxNews.com’s article:

Beasley said Pratt is “putting his prestige and millions” behind the yet-to-be finalized venture.

Pratt, who could not be immediately reached for comment, told People he’s recently discovered a “new passion and new purpose” in life and decided to “take a break” from MTV’s hit reality show for the remainder of the season.

“Upon learning of President Obama’s declaration that the ‘cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,’ I have decided to refocus my energy and devote my full resources to helping America face this and other unprecedented challenges,” Pratt told People.  “My new mission is this: To do my part in maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent emerging technologies from threatening our nation’s security.”

It’s as-yet unknown whether Pratt’s preferred programming language is Ruby, Python, or even Clojure, but this is heartening news.


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