But there's another possible upside to the current climate.
"My optimistic response would be that the additional risk of exposure for CEOs or executives would make them far more cautious and would -- ideally -- prevent them from engaging in activities that, if exposed publicly, could cause them to lose their job," McKenna said.
He's not alone in thinking this.
"I think in a sense, that's something that we can bring away from this," said Paul Shomo, senior technical manager at security firm Guidance Software. "Organizations operating at a more acceptable and ethical level, while at the same time reducing the risk from weaponized data affecting you."
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