Monday, October 27, 2008

DoD: Controlled But Unclassified Data Is Leaking

Alice Lipowicz writes on

Controlled but unclassified Defense Department information is leaking to the public from thousands of Web sites sponsored by DOD, according to a recent memo by DOD Chief Information Officer John Grimes.

In the memo, Grimes emphasizes the importance of protecting controlled unclassified information, especially in systems that are connected to the Internet with insecure protocols such as File Transfer Protocol or Peer-to-Peer sharing.

“The Department of Defense is currently hosting thousands of such sites, and in spite of previous direction, Controlled Unclassified Information data is still publicly accessible from these Defense Department sites,” Grimes wrote in the memo, which was published by the Federation of American Scientists on Oct. 22.

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