In the United States, we seem to have unlimited faith in technology, adding new software and high-tech intermediaries into many facets of our lives that were previously performed with lower-tech solutions. Every complication, every connection to a network, however, opens up new avenues for things to go wrong, either through random malfunctions or through deliberate and malicious hacking. If we’re talking about a glitching supermarket scanner, it’s likely no big deal, but what if we’re talking about a voting machine? Despite recent technological scares, such as alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and the failure of vote-counting apps in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses, the United States lags behind many other countries when it comes to cybersecurity of its electoral system. Scott Shackelford is an Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University and he is the Director, of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. He joined the Monday Buzz on February 17, 2020.
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