WikiLeak Breach Has Officials Playing Catch Up
U.S. works to secure networks as hackers advance.
In a hosted news article presented on Google, it is reported that it will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block computer intrusions. Experts say this drawn-out timeline enables criminals to become more adept at stealing sensitive data. After the recent WikiLeaks breach which officials say was the work of an Army intelligence analyst, changes including improving the monitoring of computer usage and making it harder to move material onto a portable computer flash drive or CD have taken place.
"The WikiLeaks release of more than a quarter-million sensitive diplomatic documents underscores the massive challenge ahead, as Homeland Security labors to build protections for all of the other, potentially more vulnerable U.S. agencies. 'This is a continuing arms race and we're still way behind,' said Stewart Baker, former Homeland Security undersecretary for policy."