Security organization honors feds and contractors


Redacting sensitive information in agency documents used to be a 15-step process at the Transportation Security Administration.

That was until a poorly redacted document was posted online in 2009. The incident prompted Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA’s assistant administrator for information technology, to create standard document redaction tools and procedures agencywide. The feature is now an automated tool also available to private users of Adobe Acrobat Professional software.

“We have to ensure that we’re securing data and networks,” Garrison-Alexander said after being honored at ISC2’s Government Information Security Leadership Awards.

Garrison-Alexander was among several federal employees and contractors honored last week. Read more about other winners here.


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