Merkel calls for Islamic veils banWorld December 06, 18:44
Meteorite reportedly crashes in West SiberiaSociety & Culture December 06, 18:27
Putin wishes Council of Europe chief successful work during his trip to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 18:09
Russian PM says Syrian conflict settlement is priority for Russia, TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 18:00
Joint investment fund of Russia and Turkey might start working next yearBusiness & Economy December 06, 17:44
Putin blasts Lithuania’s ‘idiotic conclusion’ about Russian judges being threat to VilniusRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:38
Court refuses to summon Chechen leader Kadyrov for questioning in Nemtsov murder caseRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:00
Spain becomes most popular foreign destination for Russian touristsSociety & Culture December 06, 15:52
Putin urges to prevent erosion of Russian ConstitutionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 15:40
NEW YORK, July 19 (Itar-Tass) - The US authorities are overhauling procedures to tighten access to classified information to prevent leaks like the one carried out by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Thursday.
"That failure originated from two practices that we need to reverse," he told a security forum. The first mistake is that "In an effort for those in the intelligence community to be able to share information with one another, there was an enormous amount of information concentrated in one place. ... It creates too much information in one place." The loading of everything onto a server creates a risk, Carter said.
He also said systems administrators like Snowden must now work with a colleague, implementing a “two-man rule”. "You had an individual who was given very substantial authority to access that information and move that information. That ought not to be the case, either."
Carter also said the US is still assessing the damage caused by Snowden, stressing that it is "very substantial".
Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, fled the United States and leaked classified NSA documents to the media. From the United States he headed for Hong Kong, and then flew to Moscow to then go to some other state that would grant him asylum. At the present time he is still in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.