The army will install new safeguards on its computer networks in the coming months, to prevent the copying of sensitive information by soldiers like Anat Kamm.
The system, developed by the IDF’s Information Security Unit, will track every document classified as top secret, whom it is sent to, who printed it and who burned it onto a CD.
The new system will not allow a top-secret document, for example, to be transferred to someone who does not have security clearance to view such documents.
While officers said on Thursday that the installation of the system was not a result of Kamm’s alleged espionage, they did say that over the past year the IDF has tightened its regulations for copying classified information from the military computer network.
Other steps taken by the IDF have included thorough background checks
of soldiers serving in sensitive posts and the cataloging of every
soldier according to his or her level of clearance. In addition, if a
disk-on-key data storage device is attached to an IDF computer, it will
immediately set off an alarm at the Information Security Unit, alerting
soldiers there of a possible infiltration.
Kamm, who was an assistant to then-OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair
Naveh’s bureau chief during her IDF service, was exposed to classified
and sensitive military, and over what appears to be a year, she
allegedly copied the documents into a folder she had created on a
computer in the office, and then burned it onto a CD during her last
week of service.
The other personnel in the office, including the computer technicians
who assisted her in burning the CD, did not suspect anything since Kamm
regularly burned files onto CDs for Naveh.
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