By Ashley Fantz
December 02, 2010
When WikiLeaks first caused an international uproar this summer by
publishing reams of classified U.S. intelligence, possibly stolen by a
23-year-old soldier using a CD and a memory stick, the Pentagon pledged
to fix loopholes in its computer systems.
So how is that going?
Sixty percent of the Defense Department's computer system is now
equipped with software capable of "monitoring unusual data access or
That's according to an e-mail Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman sent to
reporters on Sunday, a few hours before WikiLeaks published diplomatic
cables that revealed a spiderweb of secrets covering nearly every
crisis, controversy and diplomatic headache involving the U.S.
"Only 60 percent? That's ridiculous. You would never hear a corporation
saying they have anything less than 90 percent cyber security," said
Hemu Nigam who has worked for two decades in computer security.
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