Posts Tagged: WikiLeaks

5 Things You Need to Know About Transition News This Week

Changes in federal government keep coming fast. That’s why GovLoop is giving you these weekly recaps of presidential transition news that may affect agency management and employment.

WikiLeaks’ Support Wavers

The hacker collective Anonymous has long been a supporter of WikiLeaks, due to their mutual goal to unearth government secrecy. But that relationship seems to be fading away. Due to the obvious anonymity of Anonymous, few details are available, but Tweets like, “We…withdraw out support (of WikiLeaks)” point to a break-up. The recent disagreement betweenRead… Read more »

Three Lessons Learned from Colossal Government Data Breach

Does the name Bradley Manning mean anything to you? If you’re a government organization, the name is synonymous with “colossal data breach” – as Manning spearheaded the biggest leak of classified information in our nation’s history. To briefly recap, Manning, a U.S. Army soldier, single handedly accessed more than 900,000 intelligence documents, including daily warRead… Read more »

Data Safeguarding Self-Assessments Due in Less Than Two Days (and snow delays probably won’t cut it as an excuse)

Review teams consisting of counterintelligence, security and information-assurance experts at each of the relevant agencies have until January 28th to submit their self-assessments. A January 3rd Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo poses a number of questions the review teams should answer, including: Assess what your agency has done or plans to do toRead… Read more »

WikiLeak Proof

Originally published on 10 Dec 2010 at ECM Gov Blog. The latest WikiLeaks release and subsequent media storm has caused me to think about the role that ECM plays in content security. When all of our records were on paper, they were easily lost, compromised, copied, and destroyed. However, in the digital age, when weRead… Read more »

WikiLeaks and the Accused Leaker

Bradley Manning is the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking information to the website Wikileaks. I have been sorting out my feelings on the Wikileaks controversy, torn between a desire for openness and freedom versus a desire for America’s Government to be able to operate securely and effectively. I have quickly begun toRead… Read more »

CB2: Don’t Let Firesheep Be Your WikiLeak

Think twice before joining an unsecured wireless network. It just became ridiculously easy to hijack confidential information from your agency and co-workers. If I was on the same open WiFi network as you – sitting outside your home, at your office (if you still didn’t put a password on your router), a Starbucks, an airport,Read… Read more »

The Meaning of Wikileaks

Wikileaks does it again, publishing material that was meant to be classified and protected. People have called it treasonous and recommended legal action. Others have suggested a cloak-and-dagger approach to punish the guilty. President Obama has called for agencies to review their procedures for handling sensitive material. The general consensus among those in Government andRead… Read more »