Talk: Electoral integrity under attack! Innovative strategies for shared defense
Last week I had the honor of being in Lusaka to support the government of Zambia’s portion of the global second Summit for Democracy. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the Electoral Commission of Zambia co-hosted a day zero event on threats to electoral integrity and I talked about digital threats and how traditional electoral integrity frameworks aren’t serving us well.
My argument: the elections community needs to take a page from the cybersecurity community and think about the “attack surface” of elections - including not only voting systems and the like but the information environment and all the civil society and corporate components that combined make or break elections and whether they are trusted.
The talk was streamed and is up on YouTube.
watch it here
Recently, several disinformation campaigns have been spotted using deepfake avatars. In February a pro-CCP campaign attributed to “Wolf Media” was reported by Graphika (pdf). In January similar, albeit somewhat more rudimentary, videos were circulating in support of the junta in Burkina Faso. And most recently a YouTube ‘news’...
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Democracy! The Podcast: Ukraine Under Fire
A few months ago I traveled to Kyiv to better understand the situation re: cybersecurity and the elections that will need to happen after the conflict ends. I recently spoke on Democracy! The Podcast to share a bit about what I learned, and why it matters for all of us.
I was lucky to get my hands on a physical copy of Ada & Zangemann: A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream, by Matthias Kirshner (President of Free Software Foundation Europe) and illustrator Sandra Brandstätter. It’s a lovely children’s book about the joy of tinkering, open and...
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