Media Coverage | March 21, 2017

McConnell Talks State of Electoral System with GCN

EWI Global Vice President, Bruce McConnell, spoke with GCN to discuss the dangerous state of the electoral system's security.

Discussing threats to the American electoral system, McConnell noted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "did not pay enough attention to the cyber risk" of voter fraud during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

"There are no security standards at this point, and it is possible that there is a need for regulation," he added, regarding the state of the DHS. While it has become increasingly challenging to secure voting sytems, McConnell said that some type of regulation should be implemented "sooner rather than later." 

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