On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, John Dickson, Principal at Denim Group and a security professional with nearly 20 years experience, talks about cybersecurity issues and information warfare related to the upcoming midterm elections.

In the podcast, Dickson and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • When and where did electronic voting issues start appearing in the voting process? (1:15)
  • What are the practical security issues with this midterm election? (3:20)
  • What tactics should citizens and polling places use to combat these issues? (10:45)
  • How should people keep themselves protected from social engineering during the election season? (12:40)
  • What are the dangers around an all-electronic voting process? (15:40)
  • Will we ever get to a point where polling places become a thing of the past? (19:25)
  • Are there any safeguards in place that will be able to detect if tampering has taken place? (21:00)
  • Why was a teenager recently able to “easily” hack into a political party’s website? (22:40)
  • What types of education could be undertaken to bring voters up to speed? (25:15)
  • Where’s the balance between social engineering and direct fraud going forward? (27:00)
  • Should modifications be put in place to help discover and report cybercrime? (29:05)
  • If you could make a law to make voting safer from cyber-attacks what would that be? (31:15)

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