UK General Election Security Angle – Expert Comments

With the UK general election just days away and the attempted labour data breach still fresh on everyone’s minds, I thought it might be topical for an angle around election security. Disinformation and fake news campaigns continue to hit the headlines, especially given Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to release a report on Russian meddling in Brexit vote before the general election.

  • The type of threats around election security and how they might influence the outcome of an election

    • State sponsored attacks
    • Technical cyber attacks
    • Data leaks
    • Mis-Information campaigns
    • Ransomware attacks

Stuart Reed, UK Director,  Orange Cyberdefense
December 09, 2019
At election time, discussion around cyber security goes beyond the tech.
With both US and UK elections on the horizon, cyber threats have never been so significant. Unlike with enterprises, the attackers’ objectives are less likely to be financially motivated or an attempt to steal data. Instead, they seek political disruption. The most worrying element of political disruption as an objective is that the actual attack can be relatively limited. The damage is in what ....
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