Buttigieg’s Cybersecurity Chief Exits In Policy Dispute

CyberScoop reports:

The Chief Information Security Officer for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, Mick Baccio, has resigned. Baccio, who has been with the Buttigieg campaign since last August, told CyberScoop he left because he no longer agreed with the way senior leadership in the campaign was envisioning campaign cybersecurity.

“[I left due to] fundamental philosophical differences with the campaign management regarding the architecture and scope of the information security program,” Baccio told CyberScoop. Baccio’s departure may come as a blow to the campaign’s cybersecurity operations, as concerns about foreign interference in elections mount.

Buttigieg last year was the first Dem candidate to hire a full time cybersecurity expert. No replacement has yet been announced.