Published on February 12th, 2019 📆 | 6564 Views ⚑0
Canadian Election Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a major topic when it comes to modern elections. With Canada probably going to the polls in the fall, discussion is heating up about the potential impact of cybersecurity this election cycle.
The good news? Canada’s election infrastructure is well protected. The challenge will be with various political parties and their campaigns as well as the influence of social media and the players there.
In this episode, we break down the top two cybersecurity issues facing the campaigns themselves and what they can do about it.
– the CSE report on electoral process security, https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/cyber-threats-canadas-democratic-process/page2
– the Chief Electoral Officer’s concerns about political party and campaign cybersecurity. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/electoral-officer-parties-cybersecurity-1.5006055
– the new election monitoring team at the federal level, https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/election-interference-panel-1.4998409
// MWM Y2 no. 011