Sat 05 Apr 2014 06:54:10 AM PDT
(Entry for Bruce Schneier's Seventh Movie-Plot Threat Contest)
Ann has completed Agency training for a job as a non-official cover agent at an international oil firm. But now she's assigned to the release engineering team at Aloodo, a large Internet company where the source is open, the culture is wild and free, and release engineering, without management's knowledge, installs back doors for the Agency. A change in the company's elaborate list of security checks means the Agency needs one more inside person, fast, and Ann is the only NOC-qualified agent available.
Hijinks ensue as Ann must make it through the technical interview with a flaky radio connection to an Aloodo-employed NOC agent for support. When it fails, she aces the interview by dropping some petroleum science.
Ann struggles to keep up with both her release engineering work and her Agency responsibilities. But when an series of intricate heists has police baffled, she realizes that the gang is using information that could only come from within Aloodo. Do the back doors have back doors? Who are her new co-workers really working for? Is there anyone she can trust?