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The Lawfare Podcast: Brookings Panel on Cybersecurity in U.S. Elections

By Vanessa Sauter
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:30 PM

The evidence of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. elections emphasizes the significant national security threat to our democracy posed by weak cybersecurity in election-critical systems. Last week, Susan Hennessey joined a panel at the Brookings Institution to address the national strategy for protecting U.S. elections with retired four-star general John Allen, Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan, and Dean Logan, the president for the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in Foreign Policy, moderated the conversation. Panelists explored the nuances of impacted voter confidence in the broader context in which elections occur, as well as addressed the current cybersecurity risks in election infrastructure.