Election Threats: Ransomware at the State & Local Level

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David Morris | Lee Imrey | Brett Foy | Lance James

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Crippling ransomware attacks are on the rise and U.S. cities are falling victim at alarming rates. The public sector is especially vulnerable because state and local governments tend to have outdated computer systems and maintain sensitive data which is highly desirable to attackers. Join this episode of the Election Hacking series to learn more about the ransomware threat to state and local governments and what this means for the 2020 U.S. presidential election. - The year of ransomware - How cities and states are coping with the scourge of ransomware - The ransomware dilemma: Pay the ransom or fight the infection - How AI is enabling - and helping fight - ransomware attacks - Ransomware as a threat to democracy Moderator: David Morris, Executive Director at Digital Risk Management Institute Panelists: - Lee Imrey, Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk - Brett Foy, Global Vice President, Engineering, Datrium - Lance James, CEO of Unit 221B This episode is part of the Election Hacking Original series examining the threats to democratic elections, the technologies used to power and hijack elections, and what's needed to educate and empower voters before Election Day.

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