A Tripwire survey saysÂ 54 percent of information security professionalsÂ believe the November U.S. presidential election would not have a negative impact on global cybersecurity.
Tripwire said Tuesday itÂ polled 400Â information security executives that attendedÂ Infosecurity Europe 2016 from June 7 to June 9 at theÂ Olympia Conference Centre in London.
“Given the difficulties in passing effective cybersecurity legislation and the often unrealistic expectations regarding the governmentâ€™s role, itâ€™s not surprising [information technology] professionals believe the outcome of the presidential election will not have a big impact on global cyber security,” saidÂ Dwayne Melancon, Tripwire chief technology officer.
“Weâ€™re moving into a new era in the intersection of cybersecurity and everyday society, government leaders need to lead the world in adapting to cyber security threats in a sensible way,” Melancon added.
U.S. political parties and candidates have experienced cyber attacks during the election cycleÂ that have included work byÂ hackersÂ to publishÂ personal information on Republican nominee Donald TrumpÂ and steal opposition researchÂ from theÂ Democratic National Convention.