CISA Cyber Chief Warns Political Candidates 'Everybody's a Potential Target'

NextGov: The Homeland Security Department is warning political candidates that they need to take cybersecurity seriously no matter what level of government they’re running for.

The department has steadily ramped up its election security operations following Russia’s interference in the 2016 race, with the newly minted Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency responsible for much of the work. While CISA’s efforts have largely focused on securing election infrastructure and sharing threat information, the group is also working with political campaigns to bolster their digital defenses.

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