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Episode 28: So you want to hack an election…

You might have guessed from the title, but in this episode, we’re looking at how to hack an election. It’s basically one long “hackers could…” feature.  We cover everything from outright deception to social engineering to power cuts to…well, real hacking. Naturally, we couldn’t have this conversation without Cambridge Analytica, the 2016 election and Brexit…

You might have guessed from the title, but in this episode, we’re looking at how to hack an election. It’s basically one long “hackers could…” feature. 

We cover everything from outright deception to social engineering to power cuts to…well, real hacking. Naturally, we couldn’t have this conversation without Cambridge Analytica, the 2016 election and Brexit coming into it. Does what Cambridge Analytica did count as ‘hacking an election’ or is it just political campaigning in the 21st Century? What would happen if someone were to take control of the algorithm of a social media platform that people trust for their news? 

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Alaska got hacked
https://www.adn.com/politics/2018/05/07/hackers-broke-partway-into-alaskas-election-system-in-2016-officials-say-no-damage-was-done/

Russia election hacking leak
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/05/reality-winner-russia-us-election-hack-nsa-leak

About Cyber Humanity

The podcast taking cybersecurity personally

There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.

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24 November 2020

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