Would data level controls have stopped Snowden?

By E.K. Koh The blog What the Snowden affair taught us questioned, “Why should a system administrator be allowed to download and move files? Shouldn’t system privilege and data privilege be separate?” Ideally “yes”, but in practice, that has not been the case. Most system administrators have unfettered access to data given their system privilege. … More Would data level controls have stopped Snowden?

What the Snowden affair taught us…the Super User problem

By Anand Kotti With use of computer networks and information systems comes security risks. The risks range from unauthorized access, to lost, stolen and cyber-attack on sensitive data. In the recent past, there has been an increase in security breach by insiders, threatening to leak the information confidential to US federal authorities, which caught us completely … More What the Snowden affair taught us…the Super User problem