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Handling Classified Information: Lessons Learned

Can we Learn From the Blunders of U.S Officials onTheir Handling of Classified Information?

2016 revealed many glaring issues with improper handling of classified information. A few examples: President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, was investigated in 2010 for inappropriately sharing classified information with foreign military officers. David Petraeus, a (former) short-list nominee for Secretary of State, is currently on probation for sharing classified information. Hillary Clinton was investigated by the FBI for exposing classified information on a personal email server, then cleared, and then re-investigated days before the election.

Clearly, we have a problem in this country with senior leaders maintaining integrity of classified information. Worse yet, the lack of accountability sets a poor example for the average military or government worker.

From an IT security perspective, we can learn from the challenges that the US...(continued)

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