Expert Reaction On News: Ransomware Feared As Possible Saboteur For November Election

One of the greatest cybersecurity threats to US November elecetion is well-timed ransomware attack. This threat is not only from froeign governments but also from criminals seeking fortune. We have seen in the past there is no exceptional increase in number of sophisticated attacks on local and state government and the fear is that these type of attacks can affect the voting systems directly or indirectly.

More information: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ransomware-feared-possible-saboteur-november-120602269.html


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist,  Synopsys CyRC
August 04, 2020
Opportunistic ransomware works by exploiting human weaknesses where for example someone clicks on a phishing email.
If we divide the ransomware universe into opportunistic and targeted groups, we can then define some defensive measures. Opportunistic ransomware works by exploiting human weaknesses where for example someone clicks on a phishing email. Limiting the potential for this attack method relies on both improved and consistent training of employees, but also investment in defences to limit exposure – s ....
[Read More >>]
Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer,  Cybereason
August 04, 2020
Humans are the weakest link in the security life cycle; cybercriminals know this and are quick to exploit it.
Voting is undoubtedly critical infrastructure, as it is fundamental to our democracy and way of life. Should this be manipulated by way of a cyberattack, ransomware attack or any type of malware that affects computer networks or the networks of infrastructure providers, the sovereignty of the people could be in jeopardy and the integrity of votes called into question. With in-person, absentee and ....
[Read More >>]

If you are an expert on this topic:

Submit Your Expert Comments


In this article