Why were Super Bowl anti-terrorism documents not encrypted?


According to CCN one of their employees discovered copies of sensitive DHS material, in the seat-back pocket of a commercial plane. The reports were accompanied by the travel itinerary and boarding pass of the government scientist in charge of BioWatch. Biowatch is the DHS program that conducted the anthrax drills in preparation for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

 

The Department of Homeland Security documents critiquing the response to a simulated anthrax attack on Super Bowl Sunday was marked “For Official Use Only” and “important for national security.”

 

 

Full story:  National Security Documents left on a Plane

 

It is unbelievable that in today’s world, with the technology available documents of this importance could be handled in this way.

 

Surely encryption software/hardware could be used to which would be much more secure than this type of old-fashioned movement of documents?

 

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