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DNC ranks behind RNC in cybersecurity as Democrats and Republicans brace for 2020 race: Report

Andrew Blake The Washington TimesMay 21, 2019

Hackers eyeing the U.S. presidential race may have better chances at breaching the Democratic National Committee than its Republican counterpart, a new report indicated Tuesday.

An assessment of the cybersecurity posture of both the DNC and Republican National Committee ranked Democrats below the RNC but identified problems plaguing both, according to the report.

Released by SecurityScorecard, the report rated political parties based on publicly available information about their computer systems potentially indicative of how susceptible they are to cyberattacks, including risk facts such as the rate at which they install software updates and whether any internal data can be accessed online.

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