election systems

Ahead of Black Hat: Fear and Pessimism in Las Vegas

A survey of security professionals who have attended Black Hat reveals fears for From the 2020 Election, U.S. infrastructure

Podcast Episode 118: White Hat Eye on the Gaming Guy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 59.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode, #118: modern computer games are like mini economies and that makes them a big target for hackers. We talk with four leading researchers from Bug Crowd about how even popular games fall down on security. Also: Srinivas Mukkamala, the CEO of RiskSense about how artificial intelligence and risk based approaches to securing elections systems could pay off.

Ross Rustici Cybereason

In Boston Exercise, Election Hackers Bypass Voting Machines

At an exercise in Boston that imagined a cyber attack designed to disrupt an important election in a “swing state,” voting machines were not an issue. 

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Episode 96: State Elections Officials on Front Line against Russian Hackers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:18 — 47.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#96): with primary elections taking place in states across the United States in the coming weeks, we talk to John Dickson about how state elections offices have become the front line in a pitched battle with state-sponsored hackers – with the fate of a 240 year democracy hanging in the balance. Also: we talk about the looming threat posed by so-called “deep fake” videos that use computer manipulation to make famous celebrities appear to say nearly anything.

Podcast Episode 90: WannaCry zombie haunts Boeing, UL tests for cyber security and Harvard war games election hacking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:33 — 55.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast, Episode #90: has the WannaCry ransomware returned from the dead? We talk with an expert from Juniper Networks about what might be behind the outbreak at Boeing. Also: Underwriters Lab and Johnson Controls join us on the podcast to talk about a recent milestone: UL’s award of the first ever Level 3 certificate for cyber security. And we speak with one of the organizers of one of an election security table top exercise last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School.