Defense Cos. Refined Data Policy After Snowden, Study Says

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 6:21 PM EST) -- Edward Snowden's leaks about the National Security Agency's data-gathering activities drove 77 percent of U.S. defense companies to adjust information security procedures, mostly by increasing employee training and going on high alert for deviant behavior, according to a new study by consulting firm ThreatTrack Security.

The consulting firm conducted a January survey of 100 information technology security managers who worked for U.S. defense contractors and found that only 23 percent said that the Snowden incident did not change the way they approached data security.

The companies...
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