The mighty US military has already issued a disk ban – that means not being able to use CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives and other kinds of removable media at the threat of a court martial. According to Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of Air Force Network Operations, he issued the Dec. 3 “Cyber Control Order” which was obtained by Danger Room, where it is directed at airmen to “immediately cease use of removable media on all systems, servers, and stand alone machines residing on SIPRNET,” which incidentally is the Defense Department’s secret network. You can bet your bottom missile that similar directives have gone out to the military’s other branches. This was done so that there might not be a repeat of disclosures after the whole WikiLeaks document fiasco. Sounds like it is going to be effective, but for how long? As long as you have humans and curiousity in the equation, something’s gotta give, sooner or later.
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