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October 12, 2011

White House Orders Agencies to Guard Data to Stop Next WikiLeaks Breach

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By: Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

The White House issued an executive order to put systems in place to protect classified government documents from a future WikiLeaks-style data breach. President Obama wants tighter information security measures to prevent another WikiLeaks-style breach. Obama signed an executive order outlining data security measures and rules for government agencies to follow to prevent further data leaks by insiders, the White House said Oct. 7. The executive order defines basic security measures to protect data as well as mandates the creation of committees to oversee the effort.

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