Joel Wallenstrom, a longtime white-hat hacker who is now CEO and president of Wickr, an encrypted communication app, told Fox News he used to offer cybersecurity advice to campaigns for free after finding actual vulnerabilities in their websites.
“Nobody ever, ever responded,” he added. “We were always kind of perplexed by that.”
That seems to have changed, thankfully, as Wallenstrom’s end-to-end encrypted platform was recently selected as the only secure communication platform for a new U.S. Air Force initiative. He estimates some 70 percent of senatorial campaigns in the last election cycle were using his platform, as well.