WikiLeaks Lessons: What Exactly is Information Security?

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

Nowadays WikiLeaks is a hot story for a good reason – it is not very common for confidential documents of the world’s most powerful government to be published on the Internet. And some of these documents are, to put it mildly, embarrassing.

Here I am not going to write about whether it was legal for WikiLeaks to publish such information or not, whether the information should have been made public because of the public interest or not, what is going to happen to its founder (at the time of writing this article Julian Assange was in custody) etc.

The problem is – if WikiLeaks is going to be shut down, a new WikiLeaks will appear. In other words, the threat of leaking information to the public is constantly increasing. (By the way, before he was jailed, Julian Assange had announced he would publish incriminating information about a major U.S. bank and its malpractice.)

I want to touch here on the corporate point of view – what if we are the next target of WikiLeaks or its clone? How to ensure the security of our information and prevent the damage of such a large incident? Read more

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