"The American public has grown increasingly accustomed to the revelation of national security secrets, and leakers are lauded as heroes exposing government abuses," writes INSA senior intelligence adviser Charlie Allen. "In doing so, society marginalizes the detrimental impact to national security."
The USA PATRIOT Act permits financial institutions to share information with each other and the government only in instances of suspected terrorism and money laundering. This constrains banks' ability to combat other types of financial crime. INSA recommends steps to strengthen information sharing under the Act.