The 2020 elections are right around the corner. This political season, candidates are more aware of their cybersecurity efforts than ever before.
The 2020 elections are right around the corner. This political season, candidates at every level are more aware of cybersecurity than ever before. Following some high profile attacks during the last presidential election, even state candidates are taking extra measures to ensure that their private data and campaign information is protected. Campaign staff is often hired quickly, and staff members mainly use personal devices for communication. For these reasons, proper cybersecurity education and training can be complicated, and, as a result, political campaigns are prime targets for successful cyberattacks.
Some state campaigns have taken to training their staff through simulated phishing emails. These emails are used to train staff to recognize and report any suspicious email activity so that if/when an attack happens, they are prepared.
To read more and find out more specifics on how candidates are protecting themselves from cyberattacks, check out this article.