WikiLeaks legt menselijke factor bloot (EN)

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An interesting article by Scientific American, stating that the recent revelations by WikiLeaks not only led to the exposure of “thousands of secretive governmental documents” but “it has also swiftly prompted changes to the system designed to share access to them”. See also our article on “White House: new policies on handling classified information“. The article continues to focus on the insider threat and procedures that can be taken , IT and HR, to prevent this threat to become a daytime nightmare. It argues that IT and HR procedures and measures are quite useless as “once you have access to [...] classified systems and are inside their tough perimeter, they have historically been very trusting.” However, “when you have a trusted insider who is interested in causing harm or inappropriately accessing and divulging information, that sort of architecture with strong perimeters is quite flawed.”

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  1. Scientific American argues that IT and HR procedures and measures are quite useless, “when you have a trusted insider who is interested in causing harm or inappropriately accessing and divulging information, that sort of architecture with strong perimeters is quite flawed.”

  2. As one of the pioneers in DLP – data loss prevention and an active thought leader in the field since 2003 – it is typical for people who discover that the emperor is naked to take knee jerk reactions.

    IT and HR procedures are part of a set of data security countermeasures along with DLP technology but most of all – and this is of supreme importance – it is crucial for the head of the management pyramid to be personally committed by example and leadership to data protection.

    The second key success factor is measuring the impact in financial terms. It can be argued that the Wikileaks disclosures via a trusted insider had little substantive damage to the US government and it’s allies and opponents alike. If anything – there is ample evidence that the disclosure has helped to clear the air of some of the urban legends surrounding US foreign policy – like the Israelis and the Palestinians being key to Middle East peace when in fact it is clear beyond doubt that the Iranians and Saudi financing are the key factors to be addressed.

    Here is an essay I wrote in 2004
    http://www.software.co.il/wordpress/2010/12/compliance-security-and-wikileaks/

    Danny Lieberman

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Rachel McShelley says:(2011-03-31 10:01:15)

Blijft helaas onduidelijk waarom BitDefender dit opvallend en vooral ook een beveiligingsrisico vindt.

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