On the heels of last month's embarrassing site breach that allowed a hacker to redirect traffic from BarackObama.com to Hillary Clinton's Web site, the Obama campaign is looking to hire a network security expert to lock down its online operations.
According to this job listing, the campaign is offering a salaried position on its Boston, Mass.-based development team to work through the election in November to handle all aspects of online security.
- 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
The Obama campaign is looking for someone with a deep understanding of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/Python/PHP) stack, experience with firewall and VPN products and knowledge of the state of the Internet security landscape.
Last month, hackers exposed several cross-site scripting and script injection flaws on the BarackObama.com site to HillaryClinton.com. Some examples of the vulnerabilities have been posted to the xssed.com portal.