US calls for government agency action to prevent insider leaks


US calls for government agency action to prevent insider leaks

Warwick Ashford

US authorities are reportedly urging government agencies to set up programmes to identify disgruntled employees who may leak sensitive information.

The move comes after whistle-blowing website Wikileaks started publishing thousands of leaked US diplomatic cables.

US broadcaster NBC has published an 11-page memo by US intelligence officials detailing the advice, according to the BBC.

The memo, sent to all agencies using classified information, calls for the introduction of ways to detect behavioural changes among employees with access to secrets.

The memo calls for insider threat detection programmes, the use of lie-detector tests and the monitoring of foreign travel and contacts by staff.

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