The 2020 US election was a wild ride with an initial “red mirage” followed by a protracted vote tallying process due to historic levels of mail-in voting. In this episode, CIA election expert, Marcus Fowler, explains how governments keep elections secure.
The 2020 US election was a wild ride with an initial “red mirage” followed by a protracted vote tallying process due to historic levels of mail-in voting. In this episode, CIA election expert, Marcus Fowler, explains how governments keep elections secure and ensure the integrity of results. Some of the topics covered include the physical safety of polls, the viability of online voting, concerns with ransomware, threats related to disinformation and misinformation campaigns, and how perception impacts people’s beliefs.
Marcus helps listeners understand why they can be confident in the integrity of the results, the role that DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) play, what happens at the local and federal levels to keep elections safe, what part communications play in election security, how disinformation campaigns can negatively impact the integrity, and what listeners need to know to be responsible, safe voters.
Marcus Fowler, Former CIA Election Security Expert and Director of Strategic Threats, Darktrace
Election Security at DHS: https://www.dhs.gov/topic/election-security
Election Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/election-security
Podcast | Election Security: Securing America's Future | With Christopher Krebs, CISA: https://itsprad.io/event-coverage-279
This Episode’s Sponsors:
If you’d like to sponsor this or any other podcast episode on ITSPmagazine, you can learn more here: https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships
For more podcast stories from Your Everyday Cyber With Limor Kessem and Diana Kelley: https://www.itspmagazine.com/your-everyday-cyber-podcast
Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?