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Cybersecurity

Protecting Electoral Infrastructure–Klobuchar/Graham and the NDAA

Our electoral infrastructure consists of two distinct pieces (or so it seems to me): a broader public context in which elections occur and a narrower system of election management. To date, almost everything we know about Russian electoral interference has dealt with the larger broader contextfake news, Russian troll factories, the hack of the DNC and other efforts to spread disinformation. As

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

U.S. Cyber Responses to Russian Hacking of the November Election

Recent news reports regarding Russian hacks affecting the November election suggest that the United States is preparing on possible U.S. cyber actions in response, such as revealing information to the Russian public about Putin’s financial holdings that would be embarrassing for him.  Without comment on whether this would be a wise policy move, it’s necessary to point out that such an action would not be a “cyber response” in any meaningful sense of the term.

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