Obama Campaign Belatedly Looking for a Security Expert - After the Problems Are Exposed
LGF reader EC Marm points out that the campaign is now advertising for a “security expert:” Barack Obama | Change We Can Believe In | Secure a Website and an Obama Victory.
Obama for America is looking for a network security expert who wants to play a key role in a historic political campaign and help elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
Analyzing the network architecture for the My.BarackObama website
Leading an overhaul of existing security systems and architecture, including policy, firewall, VPN, and networking equipment
Developing a strategy for responding to hack attempts, DDoS attacks, and other potential threats
Establishing and managing the security posture of the online campaign My.BarackObama
Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but shouldn’t they have enlisted a security expert before putting this site online? This isn’t somebody’s meaningless blog, it’s the web site of a presidential candidate, and they’re so lax about security that they’re only now getting around to doing something about it—after the problems came to light.
People who donate money to Barack Obama through his web site ought to be very concerned about giving this group of amateurs their personal information; the campaign apparently puts almost no value on internet security.