Russian Spy Reveals Document Security Issues
Although it is great news that Canada has caught a Russian spy working within the Canadian Military, this news actually points out a very clear document security problem. When Russian spy, Jeffrey Delisle was discovered among the ranks of the Canadian Military it unraveled problems with security. In particular, how easy is was for Delisle to access extremely confidential documents that were compromising to the Canadian Military.
During his prosecution, Delisle told the court he gave away “a lot” to his Russian handlers, a comment confirmed by one memo titled, “possible compromise of allied documents.”
It says that classified documents “proprietary” to an unnamed agency or nation were accessed by Delisle
The incidents highlight the “prevalence of poor security practices over the years and the requirement for dramatically improved security awareness, education and training in DND in order to improve the overall security culture,” the note said.
Not every organization has an issue that is as great as this, nor a threat that can put the entire Country at risk, but the threats to your organization still exist. Whether it’s people dumpster diving to find documents, employees stealing documents or using a paper shredder that does not properly shred your documents, it is more important than ever to have a program in place.
At Best Shredding, our NAID AAA certification allows us to work with you to create a program that protects your business from stolen or lost documents. One of our friendly Sales Representatives will be happy to sit down with you to create a document security plan that is unique to your business’s needs.
To learn more about this news go to: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/09/16/discover_of_spy_in_canadian_navy_set_off_sabotage_fears.html
To learn more about our NAID AAA certification visit: http://www.naidonline.org/nitl/en/cert/history-purpose.html