With Various Threats, How Secure Is the 2018 Vote?

Of course, there are other ways to undermine an election. “Denial of service, robocalls,” said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group who advises business and government officials on cybersecurity. “There are so many cheap and easy things to do that are not involving some of the infrastructures that could totally undermine that.” Facebook and Twitter, for example, have had to reckon with disinformation campaigns on their platforms conducted by Russian government actors during the 2016 campaign and beyond.

It’s this area that experts are most concerned about. “They need to spend money to fix this,” said Dickson of the current federal government’s relative inaction on curbing misinformation. By contrast, experts argue that spending money on voting machines or targeting voter fraud is ill-advised.

Categories: Election Security

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