egress (extrusion) visibility

I just wanted to quote an article quick that talks about the US Interior Dept’s lack of security despite warnings in the past. This part spoke to network monitoring and being able to see what is leaving a network:

“According to the Department’s own analysis, nearly 70% of the network traffic leaving the Department through a single one of its Internet gateways during the month of January 2008 was bound for known hostile countries and the Department lacked the capability to even determine what the traffic was,” the report reads.