In a recent discussion with Virginia’s WTKR, Jake Braun, Executive Director at the University of Chicago’s Cyber Policy Initiative and author of “Democracy in Danger: How Hackers and Activists Exposed Fatal Flaws in the Election System,” offered his insights into the state of cybersecurity for the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
“Braun says the two most serious vulnerabilities lie in voter registration databases and election night returns data. He says the hacking of either could cause chaos at the polls or spawn conspiracy theories about the election’s outcome.
‘We’re already seeing ransomware attacks on databases and we’re already seeing things like fake websites to mimic election websites being put up,’ said Braun.
In a highly polarized atmosphere, cyber experts say it’s even more important to ensure that security breaches are quickly identified and contained.”
Listen to what Jake Braun and other cybersecurity experts have to say here.