Our Nation’s security depends on the ability to share classified information to authorized users immediately. With this, requires sophisticated measures to prevent vulnerabilities and infiltration’s on our networks. With last years leak of hundreds of sensitive documents by Wikileaks, President Obama has just issued an Executive Order on Oct. 7th to implement a structural reform to ensure responsible sharing and safeguarding classified information.
After the WikiLeaks incident where Army Private, Bradley Manning leaked more than 250,000 confidential State Department cables, video of a deadly U.S. helicopter attack and logs pertaining to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; National Security created a committee to recommend procedures for reducing the risk of breaches of classified information. The goal of the effort was, “to ensure that we provide adequate protections to our classified information while at the same time sharing the information with all who reasonably need it to do their jobs,” the White House said in a statement. In addition to adding an insider threat task force, the order issues five priority areas for prevention: