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How do you prevent a political campaign from getting hacked?

The upcoming year will feature an unprecedented number of democratic elections. In addition to the United States’s pivotal federal elections, countries that collectively make up more than half of the world’s populations will head to the polls. These elections are taking place against the backdrop of pervasive security vulnerabilities and come on the heels of a series of elections that have featured all kinds of digital meddling. Mick Baccio served as the first-ever chief information security officer of a presidential campaign, working on the Pete Buttigieg campaign in 2020. On this episode of Safe Mode, he sits down with host Elias Groll to discuss what it takes to secure a political campaign in 2024. CyberScoop reporter AJ Vicens also joins the show to discuss the FBI’s efforts to combat cybercrime and how the NSA is relying on AI to combat Chinese hacking operations.


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