Hacking the Vote: Lacking Attacks – Threats Remain

By Robert Katz

Robert Katz is the Executive Director and Founder of the Innovation Intelligence Institute, the preeminent international think tank focused on driving innovation into our cyber, homeland, and national security challenges.

Americans will remember the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election as one of the most controversial in our history. Yet, debate extended beyond the fitness of the candidates. The threat of cyberattacks vexed the government and citizens alike. However, threats that haunted the public differed from those that could have influenced the election. Domestic manipulation threatened vulnerable voting systems more than foreign cyberattacks. Did prevention and deterrence prevail?  Will this success continue?

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