Black Hat 2018: 10 Execs On The Top Cybersecurity Threat America Faces Around The 2018 Midterm Elections


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Voting Under The Microscope

The November 2018 midterm contests have generated more scrutiny from a cybersecurity perspective than any election in recent memory due to the unprecedented high-profile data leaks and Russian-backed social media disinformation efforts during the 2016 election cycle.

In addition to a potential reprisal of all the issues from 2016, some observers fear that the voting machines themselves could be tampered with by a nation-state actor or agent.    

CRN spoke with 10 executives and technical leaders at Black Hat 2018 to separate fact from fear, and get a sense of the most realistic scenarios that could cause disruption in the runup to the election or at the ballot box.

Read on for a deep dive into the top cybersecurity threats facing our electoral system heading into November's midterm vote.