Lessons from Wikileaks

The Washington Post ran an article on Friday that highlights some lessons learned from wikileaks. 1.  Data Labeling –  People need to be trained about what data labels mean.   At the State Department people added the label SIPDIS by rote.   Often they didn’t know this meant that the cable would be CCed to the SIPRnet database that is shared with …

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The WebFilter and the Wikileak

When Wikileaks was first posted, I wondered to myself whether people with clearances could get themselves in trouble by viewing the website.   I was on vacation at the time, but 3 days later an email came out from the facility security officer.   Like many Federal government employees, we received a memo saying we cannot access those websites using …

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