In July 2016, the DNC revealed its computer network was hacked by Russian groups, leading to the release of thousands of emails. Krikorian said his team of 35 people is working to bring “engineering rigor” to the DNC and to build strong systems that will last beyond the next election.
“Really good technology should fade into the background, it should not be in the forefront,” he said.
Krikorian said, from a technology perspective, Tuesday’s midterm elections “went great” for the DNC. In addition to monitoring security threats, Krikorian said he is focused on making the 2020 election a race for the best candidate, not the best technology.
“We’re making sure the platforms that the entire party works on works reliably and effectively so they can do their jobs,” he said.