Former Obama administration cybersecurity official Mick Baccio has been hired as the chief information security officer (CISO) for Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign.
According to Politico, which broke the news, this appears to be the first time a 2020 presidential campaign has brought in a staff CISO. Concerns in the wake of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election has caused some campaign officials and security experts to examine how candidates can better lock down their campaign systems' security.
"Our campaign is committed to digital security, and hiring a full-time CISO is one way we're protecting against cyberattacks," a Buttigieg campaign spokesperson told Politico.
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