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“I view this as one more indicator of continued nation-state interest in the U.S. 2020 election and further need for a reset of the dialogue on this issue,” said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a cybersecurity company. “There is broad consensus that the Russians were heavily involved in manipulating the 2016 election. Given the mixed response on our side, the Russians and other nation states will continue to probe and conduct similar reconnaissance in preparation for any major interference operations in 2020.”

Categories: Election Security

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