2020 Campaign Staffers Being Trained to Handle Cyber Threats
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reaching out to the campaigns of presidential candidates for 2020 in an attempt to help them protect themselves against interference campaigns by state-backed hackers and other threat actors.
The DHS is offering to share threat intelligence with campaigns and test the security of their networks. The agency is also cooperating with the Republican and Democratic national committees, which are offering basic security advice to candidates. Campaigns are particularly vulnerable because they are highly attractive targets with limited means to address sophisticated cyber threats and often little to no expertise in doing so.