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.
Beating up on direct record electronic (DRE) voting machines has been popular sport in security circles for more than a decade. But is it a distraction from other, more present and dangerous threats to the integrity of elections? A growing body of evidence says “yes.”
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:55 — 27.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:18 — 47.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | 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.
There’s more on data discovered in an online breach by AggregateIQ: information tying the obscure Canadian company to pro-Brexit organizations and their activities in the United Kingdom.