In the wake of hacked emails playing a role in the 2016 presidential election, campaigns are training staffers on how to deal with cyberthreats. The Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee are also offering advice to campaigns, according to the Associated Press.
“All staff is being trained on threats and ways to avoid being a target,” a campaign spokesperson told the news outlet.
However, as TechCrunch notes, a report shows that nearly all of the 2020 Democrats are not using robust email security.
The news outlet highlighted a report from Agari, a company that focuses on email protection, that found only Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) campaign uses domain-based message authentication, reporting, and conformance policy (DMARC), an extra email authentication practice.
Agari warned that without DMARC, 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls could risk being impersonated in email scams, like phishing attacks, sent to potential voters.