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How The US Government Keeps Elections Safe And Ensures The Integrity Of The Results | Guest: Marcus Fowler, Former CIA Election Security Expert | Your Everyday Cyber | With Limor Kessem And Diana Kelley

Episode Summary

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.

Episode Notes

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.

Guest(s)
Marcus Fowler, Former CIA Election Security Expert and Director of Strategic Threats, Darktrace

Hosts
Limor Kessem
Diana Kelley

Resources
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

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