Can you keep a government secret? Or are you the next Bradley Manning?

The White House has unveiled a new insider threat policy in the wake of the Bradley Manning WikiLeaks incident.

They are always possible. You don’t know what’s going on inside a person’s head. You hope that folks that are in the military or government agencies are working for you and doing things morally, ethically and legally but people will and can do bad things,” sais Ed Kanerva.

Kanerva is a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that you have to deal swiftly with an insider threat.

Federal Times reports, the White House’s long-awaited insider threat policy, is likely to usher in some noticeable and not-so-noticeable changes at many federal workplaces:

  • Most employees’ workplace activities will be monitored, by both colleagues and technology. In many cases, that’s already happening.
  • They also will be asked to monitor their peers for anomalous behavior, such as showing a disregard for information security rules or voicing hostile intentions against the government.

Enforcing the Policy

“It’s all about leadership. When you bring people on you have to instill in them an idea of security and need to know. You also have to make sure they understand there is a penalty for doing bad things. People have to know if I screw up, I have to face the music,” said Kanerva.

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