Panel Finds Election System Sound, but Voices Concern About Social Media and Turnout

July 24, 2019

In “The Tipping Point: Cyber Risks to the Election System,” a panel held on the second day of the International Conference on Cyber Security, panelists sounded a cautiously optimistic note about the soundness of the United States election system. 

While Anthony J. Ferrante, FCRH ‘01, GSAS ‘04, Global Head of Cybersecurity at FTI Consulting, said there’s “no doubt that our election systems are at risk,” most of the panelists, including Ferrante, expressed more concern with misinformation fostered on social media than the physical voting systems. 

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