Governmental Response to WikiLeaks
Governmental response to WikiLeaks
So far, the government's approach has been characteristic of a militaristic response to a national security threat: hunt down the leader, cut off resources and supplies, go after funding and other supporters. This is also the knee-jerk human nature response to a breach: go after the individuals thought to be held responsible for the breach.
The problem is, there will always be more soldiers or staff who will leak information. There will always be more Website hosts, more bank accounts, more financial supporters and more Julians. Even if Julian was captured and the Website shut down, I suspect that Julian has set a precedence that will inspire another to take his place.
The existence of hackers is taken for granted-just a part of the harsh world in which we live. Now the existence of online portals that make it easy for insiders to share privileged information is as well. So, for those of us who aren't involved in trying to put the WikiLeaks founder behind bars, how do we protect our data from being leaked by those who have legitimate access?