Those pesky contractors keep stealing my information!

One of the ways a company loses confidential information is through theft by contractors.  Watch that you are not engaging a recidivist.

“NSA Secrets Back in Spotlight,” The Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2016 A1.  The NSA hired a contractor (Booz Allen Hamilton).  One of the contractor’s employees is accused of stealing some NSA classified materials.

Who else worked for Booz Allen and, derivatively, the NSA?  Edward Snowden.

The good news is (1) there are no allegations of destruction and (2) Booz Allen has gained a lot of great crisis management experience, which it can hawk to its future clients.

The bad news, among other things, is that James Comey is not their friend.

 

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