The information age has brought with it a host of cybersecurity challenges, perhaps the most important of which is threatening the American electoral infrastructure. This article lays out three important, foundational steps the U.S. needs to take to secure the next election.
In an era of hyper-partisan politics, it is easy to get lost in the bickering emanating from the Capitol. From the Affordable Care Act to tax reform, one would be forgiven for thinking that there is no possibility for agreement. In times like these, it is important to remember the importance of strong democratic institutions – in particular, the ability for Americans to fairly choose their own leaders. As Abraham Lincoln said: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision.” This right is under threat from malicious cyber-attackers targeting election systems. It is crucial to our democracy that we protect this critical infrastructure with state and federal standards, updates to