If they got actual cybersecurity, then they would only be ripping it out again once Comey and others get their way of removing all encryption and cybersecurity from the US part of the internet.
Adding real cybersecurity to the DNC now might undermine both parties' objective of taking away everyone else's cybersecurity.
Maybe the price, maybe mostly already paid in loss of top people, is not so high as to warrant getting actual cybersecurity. Just look like you're outraged and trying to do something about it. Appoint a board full of know nothing politicians.
They're just trying to help police / FBI get into people's cars without a trace. For example, when you are in your car, the door is locked and the police are screaming / demanding to search your car for no stated reason.
If Apple would be as cooperative as VW, then the police / FBI could search your phone too.
And VW's backdoor unlock technique would never be abused. Hear that Apple! (sarcasm)
Re: Re: Does real security require cryptographic functions?
I left out an option:
The government could come up with, what it calls, the most secure encryption key ever. This will keep us all safer. Everyone must start using this new, secure key as their encryption key at once! Anyone not using it is obviously up to no good. They aren't using this 'secure' key, and therefore are trying to weaken all of our security. Including our IoT gadgets.
(I think I can actually imagine Comey and McCain and others actually saying something like that with a straight face.)
Similarly, the government has a new physical key that everyone must start using for all of their locks. Homes, automobiles, etc. Copies of this will will be mass duplicated and distributed immediately.
But it's cheap enough that it might be a gamble that is worth taking. Downside, lose $350. Upside, win a gazillion dollars, of which you get some portion. Or at least win a settlement to make this nonsense go away.
I remember a movie, I think it was Hollow Man (an invisible man plot, staring Kevin Bacon). But I can't swear to it at the moment. A prominent line in the theme music, often repeated throughout the movie, kept setting off recognition in my head that it sounded like the most of the first line of the old hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God". But the music would go a different direction before it got to the end of the music of the first line. But it was at least several bars worth of striking similarity.
Was the movie theme music inspired by the one line from the hymn? I highly doubt it.
Can you imagine the negative effect it would have on the size of executive bonuses if effective competition were allowed by anyone who is not primarily motivated to provide the worst possible service at the highest possible cost? And only provide acceptable service at very high cost.