Conundrum wrapped in enigma

How many levels of information governance, or the lack thereof, are implicated in the recent dust-up over Michael Flynn?

“Spies Keep Intelligence From Trump,” The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2017 A1. Did US intelligence officials really hide information from the President?

Mike Flynn may or may not have discussed sanctions with the Russians in December.  Trump may or may not have been advised of this in December.  Mike Pence may or may not have been advised.  Pence said that he had spoken with Flynn and that sanctions hadn’t been discussed.  Apparently, there is a classified transcript of Flynn’s phone call, possibly captured in violation of US law.  Contents of that reported transcript were possibly released to the media.  Certain information allegedly withheld from the President.

What information is important to your company?  What controls do you have in place to prevent that information from being leaked?  How do you find the leaker?  What steps do you take when you find him or her?  How do you repair the damage from the leak?

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