Tech Talk: Why Cybersecurity Matters for Elections & Campaigns
Written by Brian Wesolowski
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.
With the recent indictments in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, the importance of election security is front and center. Russian military intelligence officers, or the GRU, successfully hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee, bringing to light vulnerabilities in election infrastructure at the campaign level.
This episode features CDT’s Senior Technologist Maurice Turner, who joined us to talk about the key takeaways from the Mueller indictment and share why cybersecurity practices must be a top priority for campaign and election officials.
And whenever we talk elections, I love to remind people to vote – so get registered and vote!