|British political parties have approached their local surveillance agency GCHQ asking for advice on how to improve their online security. The National Cyber Security Centre confirmed that the parties had contacted it in an informal manner and that it expected to be asked to provide formal advice on security. Perhaps, the agency will offer seminars for political parties in the future.
It is unknown which parties had made approaches, but it is obvious that the political parties engaging with the intelligence services have always been a sensitive issue. The National Cyber Security Centre was established as the public face of GCHQ intended to provide advice to businesses, members of the public and other entities worried about online security.
With expanding cyber-attacks over the last few years and with 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany, the concerns are understandable. According to the chief technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre, political parties were set up like medium-sized enterprises, while constituency parties – like small enterprises. As such, the kind of advice suitable for SMEs could be given to political parties.
It was also suggested that the Conservative party has been closer to the intelligence community than Labour, which leaves a residue of suspicion. It is not a secret that leftwingers were often targets of surveillance by the intelligence services during the cold war.
It is believed that advice from the National Cyber Security Centre would not be foolproof, although advice might have helped the Democratic party being hacked. At the same time, personal emails such as that of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign would have been more problematic. Posted by:
Friday, February 17th, 2017
|The issue is getting deeper, a common concern for all nations|
|Of all the years back I can remember, the hack has always outsmarted the companies tech. Why? Cause these people firstly do what they do because they love it, second for the money, and then 3rd for the hate. I'd suggest hiring people in that order who have that same goal set. Hire the crook... banks hire people to try and crack their safe every year.. no different, hire the best crooks and learn.. suicide squad of geeks is what they need. Just IMO|
|wow this is very sad that they want help i feel bad on how stupid they are|
|The best advice is, don't do a bunch of stupid and unethical BS that you don't want the voters to know about.|
If the info on your servers isn't scandalous, it isn't going to be news worthy.
Hillary probably would have been President right now, except they found evidence on the DNC servers about how her campaign conspired with DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz and their super delegates to ensure that Bernie wouldn't be allowed to win their primary.
Schultzie was forced to resign because of this, which was a huge admission of guilt.
This split their party's voters and many Bernie supporters decided they weren't going to be voting for Crooked Hillary.
Instead, they either stayed home or voted for a different party.
It also helped a plethora of independent voters decide that she wouldn't be getting their votes either.
As a result, the Dems suffered the largest election losses they have ever seen, at every level of government.
Learn from Crooked Hillary's mistakes, stop doing stupid BS that's so scandalous that it needs to be kept secret from the voters.
Imagine this, what if they hacked your servers and all they found was that you were making every effort to represent your hard working constituents whose taxes are paying your wages?
You'd have my vote.
|When Obama and McCain ran against each other they said they wanted change. After 8 years I could not tell the difference between Obama and McCain. This time however I see that a change has occurred. I wonder if we will be around in 8 more years.||
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