I read this report today and was feeling sad. Sad not about compromised national secrets but about the seeming lack of training provided in the basics of safeguarding data. Doubly sad that this should happen in a defense establishment and that too at the hands of someone who is a high ranking officer. An officer who has to set and lead by example but has failed in his duty.
TNN, May 07, 2010
Flouting Norms, He Kept Secrets In PC; Army Denies Spying
Another disconcerting observation is the seemingly casual attitude of the establishment towards this officer. They are going to take action "after" completion of their investigation to establish if there was any sensitive data on his machine and that he is back on duty ! This is a just great incident response.
Labels: data loss, insider, national security, spying