IDF Plugs Information Security Leakage

9 December 2010 (Last Updated December 9th, 2010 18:30)

The Israel Defense Forces has stepped up its efforts to track top secret data and alert unusual access into army computers in the wake of the Wikileaks scandal. The Israeli Army has installed a system capable of tracking the trail of documents moving from one place to another, and records

The Israel Defense Forces has stepped up its efforts to track top secret data and alert unusual access into army computers in the wake of the Wikileaks scandal.

The Israeli Army has installed a system capable of tracking the trail of documents moving from one place to another, and records information about who prints them and who burns them onto compact disks.

The system prevents the transfer of top secret documents without proper security clearance and also sets off alarms when disk-on-key devices are inserted into IDF computers, according to The Media Line.

Israeli army C4I Technology Division head brigadier general Ayala Hakim said the army was constantly enhancing measures for a leak-proof network.

"Through a combination of discipline, technology, training and procedures that compartmentalise sources of information, we’ve enhanced our operational security and are coming as close as possible to 100% protection," he added.

MALMAB, the security arm of the Israel Defense Ministry, is also aiding against leaks and is mainly concerned with preventing any leaks regarding Israel's alleged arsenal of nuclear weapons and top secret data.