Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Voting, Hackers

Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:52pm
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A sign directs voters to a polling location.

FBI Director James Comey has said that voter-registration sites in at least a dozen states — including Arizona — were targeted by hackers.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has broached the idea of increasing the protection for the nation’s voting systems. They could potentially be put under the umbrella of critical infrastructure, which currently includes the electrical grid and the banking system, among other things.

To learn more, we spoke with Brian Nussbaum of the University at Albany. He recently wrote about voting and cybersecurity for Slate.

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