How to fortify elections and electoral campaigns against human hacking


In this interview for Help Net Security, James Turgal, VP of Cyber Risk, Strategy and Board Relations at Optiv, talks about election cybersecurity and how to keep elections and electoral campaigns safe.

Midterms are getting closer, and election cybersecurity is again in the spotlight. What is making it so vulnerable?

After the results of the most recent presidential election was almost overshadowed by so-called “election deniers” and those who continue to claim fraud in the votes cast, all eyes are on the midterm elections in November. Social media platforms are flooded with manipulated information, and threat actors are getting good at creating narratives with some simple research mixed with deception and social engineering techniques.