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Need to Know Video

Security Tip:
An important fundamental security principle in protecting Department of Defense assets is to practice the need-to-know principle. The practice of need-to-know limits the damage that can be done by a trusted insider who goes bad. Failures in implementing the need-to-know principle have contributed greatly to the damage caused by a number of recent espionage cases.
To learn more about the need-to-know principle watch the security video lesson above. Also check out the Insider Threat Awareness course on this website.