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WikiLeaks: Don't shoot the messenger

Tony Bradley | Dec. 8, 2010
WikiLeaks is taking heat for exposing sensitive information, but the issue is that it obtained the confidential data

The problem is not isolated to government agencies either. WikiLeaks has already stated that it has plans to expose damaging information about a major United States bank, and there is no reason to believe the same damaging exposure couldn't occur at virtually any business.

The bottom line is this: WikiLeaks can learn a thing or two about responsible disclosure and being discrete, but it won't change the fact that organizations in general need to do a better job of preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information, restricting the ability to export confidential files, and encrypting classified data to protect it. 

 

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