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DNC hires former Yahoo security chief to prevent future hack attempts

Bob Lord has been hired as the Democratic National Committee's chief security officer — a new position created after the Russian hack on DNC's servers during the 2016 presidential campaign, Wired reports.

Why it matters: Lord, who recently served as Yahoo's head of security, aims to enhance the organization's current systems to prevent any chance of the hacking that interfered in 2016 happening again. During his time at Yahoo, Lord "was responsible for detecting two massive data breaches that occurred prior to his arrival," per Wired.