Accessing Hillary Clinton Campaign Vote File Data

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Dec 21, 2015 08:00 pm PST

Tripwire commented on news that a Bernie Sanders staffer accessed data unique to the Hillary Clinton campaign’s vote file.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“It sounds like a misconfiguration of the access control between campaigns. There are definitely tools that companies can use to monitor databases for any changes and determine who actually caused the data to be accessible. It’s important to remember that there are four parties involved here: two campaigns, the DNC and a third-party vendor managing the access control. In this case, though there was clearly an issue with NGP-VAN, the DNC has no ability to change vendors quickly, and the impact is on the Sanders campaign, not the DNC directly. With any data breach, change follows consequences. I don’t see a lot of motivation for NGP-VAN to change at this point. If the Sanders campaign reported this issue, or one like it before, there should be a record of that interaction. Finding that record would substantiate their version of the incident.”[/su_note]

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