The Cybersecurity 202: NRCC breach sparks calls for transparency after cyberattacks


The sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington on Nov. 6. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters)

The breach of the National Republican Congressional Committee email system is throwing a spotlight on the duty to disclose cyberattacks on the political system — and the long-term effects of hacking on the public’s faith in the integrity of elections.
It’s still not clear what information the unknown intruders may have stolen from the committee, which is the campaign arm of the House GOP.  But Democrats have pounced on Republicans for not disclosing the breach after it was discovered in April 2018, months ahead of the midterm elections.  
“The threat of cyber-attacks and info operations from our adversaries is not a Republican or Democratic problem,” Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote on Twitter this week. “Politicians who’ve

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