Admitting that it’s hard to quantify, “we have gotten indications that there is at least some change in how individuals and governments cooperate with us, and share information,” said Lapan. He noted having those secrets out there “changed things.”

He indicated that maybe some ‘informant’s to be or intelligence sources might not be stepping forward to provide information out of concerns they could be exposed, or that governments might become more “circumspect with the information they share with us because of the perception that we can’t protect those secrets or that information. “