Election Hacking: What You Need to KnowThycotic's Joseph Carson on the Hacking Techniques to Monitor
Election hacking is not just a US issue; it's a hot topic for every global democracy. And Joseph Carson of Thycotic is concerned that too many people are focused on the wrong elements of this topic. He analyzes the specific hacking techniques that demand attention.
Carson, chief security scientist, wants to change the focus of the election hacking discussion.
"When it comes down to the elections, people start focusing on the infrastructure, because that's where they believe the hacking happens," Carson says, adding that the real focus should be on specific hacking techniques used to gain influence. "When you understand the specific techniques being used, that gives you a complete picture about what's really happening in the background. And that's one of the things we're really missing."
In an interview about election hacking, Carson discusses:
- Why many people are focused on the wrong elements of this topic;
- Specific hacking techniques that require focus;
- How to fundamentally protect democracy.
Carson has more than 25 years' experience in enterprise security; He has authored Privileged Account Management for Dummies and Cybersecurity for Dummies, is a cyber security professional and an ethical hacker. Carson is a cyber security advisor to several governments as well as critical infrastructure, financial and transportation companies. Carson is a seasoned speaker and has presented at conferences globally. He invites you to download Thycotic's Cybersecurity Election Protection Toolkit .