With political campaigns increasingly subject to cybersecurity breaches this year, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are racing to educate campaign staffers against potential threats. According to reports, foreign governments and others have stepped up efforts to hack into Democratic and Republican campaigns to access sensitive information, including address and credit card information of campaign supporters. Ari Schwartz, the former Senior Director for Cybersecurity at the White House and current Managing Director for Cybersecurity Services at Venable, talked with The Campaign Workshop to discuss these threats and the measures campaigns can take to prevent them in an interview that can be found here. In the interview article, Ari shares some helpful tips that all campaigns, consultants, and fundraisers should consider.
About Venable’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Practice:
Venable’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Practice assists businesses and organizations with the cybersecurity risk management practices that are essential in today’s world. Our cybersecurity team leverages legal services, proven organization governance models, technological tools and expertise, insurance, and public relations to aid organizations with their risk management. Using the voluntary federal Cybersecurity Framework as a guide, we help entities set baselines and reduce risk without the fear of increasing their liability from regulatory enforcement, private litigation, or class action litigation that can lead to significant financial and reputational harm.