Data Security And Wikileaks Could It Happen To You -ricky lee neely

Business Disgruntled employees are you sure you have none? Many businesses ignored the lessons WikiLeaks could teach, because they dont trade in secret documents about diplomacy and wars, and missed the point. A survey of 200 IT and security professionals conducted by Ipswich FT at the 2011 RSA conference supports this: 40 % of respondents said their .panies had dismissed the security implications. Out of WikiLeaks we saw people blaming the devices instead of taking control of their data, Hugh Garber from Ipswich FT told Dark Reading: Blaming a data breach on a portable device is like blaming a bank robbery on white vans. WikiLeaks 2010 publication of highly sensitive, unofficial diplomatic documents made many governments and organizations nervous. They grew more edgy when the New York Times reported that WikiLeaks was about to release sensitive Bank of America documents. While the media focused on the juicy details, the mechanism of the leak was the real surprise: it was the work of one disaffected employee. Could your organization be harbouring someone prepared to spill sensitive information – from emails critical of your clients or staff to valuable operational data and IP? Post-WikiLeaks, thats the question your and every business must ask, and review your data security in that context. Theres not much to stop anyone forwarding electronic documents to a journalist or a private e-mail account or stealing for financial gain: a trusted insider recently stole $10 million from Bank of America.WikiLeaks just reminds us how easy it is. Your organization may not be as large a target as the US Government or the Bank of America, but that doesnt mean youre not exposed. Its an Open World In the paper and photocopier era, amassing and releasing almost 400,000 documents would have been just about impossible. Not any more: in the Internet era, its very easy. As security .mentator Bruce Schneier observes: Just as the music and movie industries are going to have to change their business models for the Internet era, governments are going to have to change their secrecy models. Its not just big governments and US corporations that are targets. New Zealand is a pretty small target among western countries yet, in late 2010, information leaked to WikiLeaks revealed how Helen Clarks government was pressured into sending troops to Iraq for fear that the NZ .pany, Fonterra, would miss out on lucrative Oil for Food contracts. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: