Are Our Voting and Elections Processes Secure?
June 26, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold
There is daily discussion in the USA about voting & elections security. The US Department of Homeland Security reported evidence that Russian hackers tried to breach election systems in 21 states during the 2016 elections. Many states are updating voting systems security before November 2018 elections. Security threats are not confined to the US; voting & elections security threats & active exploits are occurring worldwide. Who should be responsible for ensuring elections processes and voting systems security? What do cybersecurity pros recommend be done to secure elections & voting systems? How are nation states spreading propaganda & using social media to alter votes? What types of voting systems are at most risk of being hacked? How can interference in social media & the spread of propaganda be stopped? What are the most important actions to take to improve voting and elections security in the USA & worldwide? Hear an expert discuss some of his research findings in this episode.
Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor
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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.
Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.