Top 5 election cybersecurity gaffes

Election security

In the words of President Obama, it's "fair to say this is not your typical election." Though he was speaking of the choice Americans must make between two very different candidates come November, they also apply to the role cybersecurity is playing in the election and the way it is shaping the conversation about data protection.

U.S. intelligence agencies have "high confidence" that the Russian government played a role in the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee's servers. On Wednesday, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, essentially encouraged Russia to commit cyber espionage against the former secretary of state, according to The New York Times. Though Trump now says his comments were meant to be sarcastic, it is just the latest of many cybersecurity gaffes in an unusual election year.

Check out our latest infographic for the top five election cybersecurity gaffes to date: