cybersecurity

Politicians and their staff are potentially the weakest link in the cyber security of our political system, and they are being warned to beef up their security to avoid a DNC-like hack.

When politicians are elected to Parliament, they and their staff are given security briefings on how to protect themselves from potential physical dangers or violent attacks, but they are not given briefings on how to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Some MPs are so lax with security they have a single "office password" given to all staff to use for the various email, social media and other communications services MPs use to do their jobs.