Delayed transition creates IT, cybersecurity risks for Biden team

FedScoop: Transition experts and former homeland security officials are warning of the potential IT risks associated with a delayed presidential transition, including insecure communication channels and increased cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Most notably, President-elect Joe Biden’s team is still operating with a public .com domain for its website, rather than a more secure .gov domain. Since May 2017, new .gov federal executive branch domains have been automatically preloaded to a HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) list. This ensures that browsers enforce a secure, private HTTPS connection to the website in question.

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