Napolitano Doesn’t Use E-Mail: 'I Don’t Want to Be Scrolling All the Time'

November 5, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke on Sept. 17, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Center is Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking during a discussion cybersecurity at a Washington Post Live Forum, on Wednesday said she doesn’t use email out of concern that someone might try to hack into her account.

The secretary was asked whether she doesn’t use email as “a protective device, so that nobody can hack into the Homeland Security secretary’s email.” To which, Napolitano replied: “Yes, and it’s also a time-saver.”

“I’m not unusual in this, but your most precious asset is your time, and I just personally have made the decision that I don’t want to be scrolling all the time. So how do I get information? I get it a number of ways. People around me get email and all kinds of media and I certainly get passed what is important for me to see,” she said.

Napolitano said her decision not to use email is “a personal choice.”