An evaluation of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) and the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) cyber security architecture reveals that the two organizations “are now about as well defended as the average company that is serious about cyber security,” reports the Washington Post.
Their computer network defenses (CND) show improvements since two years ago, but there is still a ways to go. The solutions to past problems “may not be sufficient to keep either organization secure” as we approach the 2020 elections. As of the current writing, gaps in encryption may expose employees’ log-in credentials, enabling hackers to infiltrate.
As a former Homeland Security Department official points out, high-profile breaches occur due to poor security rather than genius hackers.
Nonetheless, according to The Hill, the DNC and RNC both scored relatively well as compared to smaller political parties in the US and political parties in Europe.
The cyber security evaluation focused on a range of attack vectors, including malware infections, endpoint security and network security.
An expert succinctly puts all of the politicking and apprehension into perspective for us. In his eyes, it is “important that everyone recognizes that everyone is potentially vulnerable and susceptible” to cyber threats at any point, regardless of political party.
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