DNC to test employees with fake phishing attacks

Raffi Krikorian, the Democratic National Committee's chief technology officer, plans to launch a series of simulated phishing attacks on DNC staffers to measure their preparedness, he told Wired.

These tests are just one part of Mr. Krikorian's training plan for DNC staff, which includes transitioning the staff to use end-to-end encryption and putting two-factor authentication in place. He says told Wired the DNC has moved its data to the cloud and works with email and storage providers that fully disclose their security plans.

Mr. Krikorian added even DNC Chairman Tom Perez will only allow staffers to communicate with him via Signal, an encrypted-messaging app.

"It's not exactly rocket science, but you have to do it holistically … This is important. The nation's future is at play here. It's about getting people to think that way," Mr. Krikorian told Wired.

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