In a CNN article that discusses Sander’s access to the Clinton campaign information, I found the following statement–
The breach occurred when the vendor, NGP VAN, which supplies access to the database of voter information for both campaigns dropped the firewall, and at least one Sanders campaign staffer accessed Clinton campaign voter data. The accused staffer, Josh Uretsky, Sanders’ national data director, was fired from the campaign.
I have to ask, what does that even mean? So NGP VAN is using a firewall to isolate data between candidates? Are there no controls in the application? And what does it mean to drop a firewall?
I have to assume that this would indicate a “permit any” or maybe some other bypass. I’d love to know the technical details around this situation.
Firewalls aren’t magical boxes and this is a “dumbed down” if not inaccurate response.
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