HP's director steps down in light of news leaks

By Justin Mann on September 12, 2006, 11:35 AM
The director of Hewlett Packard, George Keyworth, has chosen to step down after it was revealed that he was responsible for many of the recent media leaks. After HP took a bit of egg on the face for admitting they had been covertly spying on their upper management, their investigations revealed that Keyworth was responsible for a leak in January of 2006. While it's part of Keyworth's duties to communicate with the press, he apparently overstepped his boundaries:

"I acknowledge that I was a source for a CNET article that appeared in January 2006," Keyworth said. "I was frequently asked by HP corporate communications officials to speak with reporters--both on the record and on background--in an effort to provide the perspective of a longstanding board member with continuity over much of the company's history."
Interestingly enough, this article appears on the very same site that Keyworth got in trouble for leaking information to in the first place. Even more interesting, HP's official statement says that his intentions were still in the best interest of HP.




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mroonie said:
I do not believe that Dunn's actions were necessary. What she did was nothing short of what a scammer would do in an attempt to obtain personal data. Sure she didn't use it to commit Identity fraud but she abused her power in unethical ways. Shouldn't employees have some type of protection against this form of intrusion?This story just goes to show that internal security threats exist just as much as external and the need for security protection is higher than ever. I just hope that other people don't choose to do what Dunn did and instead take action to solve the first priority, plugging up the security holes....[url]http://www.essentialsecurity.com/Documents/art
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