7 cybersecurity priorities for government agencies and political campaigns
As we approach November, the digital election infrastructure finds itself in the crosshairs of a new peril. Authoritarian forces and other adversaries have weaponized the fifth domain of warfare — cyberspace — against the very fabric of democracy. As the election process ramps up, organizations engaged in the political process must strengthen cybersecurity to prevent chaos and disorder from carrying the day. In so doing, they face unprecedented challenges.
Nation-state attackers and unscrupulous internal forces threaten the integrity of the electrical process, the faith of the voters in the best form of government yet devised by mankind, and even the sense of fraternity or unity among the people themselves. Cybercriminals — having already pivoted to take advantage of confusion and disruption from the pandemic — are now poised to exploit yet more opportunities.
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