In the past two weeks, the media has inundated the public with articles and blogs which highlight the risks associated with social networking. If one of the highest ranking general officers, and the head of the top intelligence agency in the nation, was able to somehow lose sight of the critical nature of information security, where does that leave all the major departments within the federal government?
Even if no security breaches occurred as a result of former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair his theoretical belief that he could keep the affair private – and use email exchanges to do so – exemplifies a lack of judgment. (It’s widely held in intelligence circles that having an affair isn’t necessarily a career ender – but trying to keep it private from your spouse and supervisors is certainly an issue).
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