Cyber attacks meant to disrupt the 2020 presidential election in the US were a foregone conclusion. But two weeks and more than 140 million votes later, predictions of cyber attacks on the U.S. presidential election have fallen flat. What happened?
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Episode 171: Stopping the 21st Century’s Plumbers – Defending Digital Campaigns from Hackers
In this week’s episode of the podcast (#171): as voters go to the polls in the UK and primaries loom here in the U.S., we sit down with Michael Kaiser, the CEO of a new group: Defending Digital Campaigns and Joel Wallenstrom, the CEO of secure collaboration platform Wickr to discuss efforts to extend an information security lifeline to political campaigns in an era of epidemic campaign hacking and online disinformation.
Research: Russian Disinformation Campaigns Target African Americans
Russian misinformation campaigns have been targeting African Americans in a number of ways to create division between left and right political agendas, create racial division and discord, and even suppress Black voter turnout, new research has found.
Voting Machine Maker Defends Refusal of White-Hat Hacker Testing at DEF-CON
Voting machine maker Election Systems & Software (ES&S) defended its decision not to participate in a white-hat hacking event at this year’s DEF-CON to test the security of voting systems, saying such hack-a-thons could actually jeopardize election security and invite hackers to disrupt electronic voting systems.
Trail from AggregateIQ Data Leak points to GOP-Linked Firms
A data leak by a company called AggregateIQ has revealed that the obscure Canadian firm developed the software Cambridge Analytica used and sold to clients during the 2016 election to help Republican campaigns target voters, security firm UpGuard revealed this week. Clues in the data suggest other well known GOP linked data and research firms were also involved.