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State Department CIO: What's Changed Since WikiLeaks
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4/6/2012 | 9:31:39 PM
re: State Department CIO: What's Changed Since WikiLeaks
Kudos on taking steps to make things secure, but is this closing the barn door after the cow's already left town?

For example, let's consider that the WikiLeaks incident didn't happen and that these cables were leaked and publicized at a very slow rate. Rather than dumping a huge pile at one time, maybe 2-3 a week or even a month - as in a very slow leakage of information. Would that have warranted this kind of reaction?

In some twisted viewpoint, WikiLeaks may have been one of the best things to happen to the Federal CIOs in that it caused everyone, from the top down, to focus on security to prevent it from ever happening again. My contention is that it should have never happened in the first place.

Andrew Hornback
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