Democracy in Danger: How Hackers and Activists Exposed Fatal Flaws in the Election System
Published : Sunday 15 September 2019
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One of America's leading cybersecurity and elections experts reveals the what we need to do to protect the ballot box from external and internal threats in 2020 and beyond.
When Jake Braun challenged hackers at DEFCON, the largest hacking conference in the world, to breach the security of a voting machine, a hacker in Europe conquered the task in less than two minutes. From hacking into voting machines to more mundane, but no less serious problems, our democracy faces unprecedented tests from without and within. In Democracy Endangered, cybersecurity expert Jake Braun, a veteran of three presidential campaigns and former White House Liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, reveals what the national security apparatus, local election administrators, and political parties have gotten wrong about election security and what America needs to do to protect the ballot box in 2020 and beyond.