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Risk UK Comment: Can risk mitigation professionals learn something from the Prism scandal?

by Brian Sims

Whilst the mainstream news seems to have a never-ending supply of stories about spies, spooks and state-sponsored hacking, some of the responses do contain valuable information for those involved in risk mitigation… There has been a somewhat surreal edge to the reaction following the revelations that resulted from Edward Snowden’s now well-publicised and much-debated intelligence leaks. Whether Snowden’s actions amount to espionage or are a whistleblowing act designed to reveal the true extent of communications monitoring in the modern world will no doubt be argued over, long and hard. There is unlikely to ever be a definitive answer. Initially, the divulgence of Operation Prism seemed to indicate that the US’

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