Data privacy and user protection is always important, even more so in certain situations. The NSA took initiative in making others aware of certain data use behavior that can put the military in danger. They took an employee awareness training method, except instead of employees, it was military professionals. Employee awareness is crucial in helping to protect the organization, so if there is a threat, the IT Asset Manager should make employees aware.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.