The army plans to install new safeguards to prevent soldiers like Anat Kamm from copying information.
By YAAKOV KATZ
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 checksof soldiers serving in sensitive posts and the cataloging of everysoldier according to his or her level of clearance. In addition, if adisk-on-key data storage device is attached to an IDF computer, it willimmediately set off an alarm at the Information Security Unit, alertingsoldiers there of a possible infiltration.Kamm, who was an assistant to then-OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. YairNaveh’s bureau chief during her IDF service, was exposed to classifiedand sensitive military, and over what appears to be a year, sheallegedly copied the documents into a folder she had created on acomputer in the office, and then burned it onto a CD during her lastweek of service.The other personnel in the office, including the computer technicianswho assisted her in burning the CD, did not suspect anything since Kammregularly burned files onto CDs for Naveh.
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