1Ethics and Information TechnologyBIS/2213-30-2015Government Data Thefts
2Since the beginning of the United States there has always been people trying to steal government data. Over the years it has become just that more sophisticated. When you look back in history and talk about Benedict Arnold sharing information with General Arnold or Aldrich Ames who revealed the identities of US agents with the Russians.[Tho14] Now there are more present day thieves like Snowden. These all share something in common they all used their privileges to gain access to data that they were able to share with people outside their organization.Data SecurityThe most current event in data breaches is Snowden. This was someone who felt they knew something they didn’t agree with and felt they would share this with people outside the organization. Once an event like what happened with Snowden occurs there are more heightenednetwork security measures that take place.