Red, Hack, and Blue: The Evolution of Election Cyber Threats

Four years is practically a lifetime when it comes to the rapid evolution of cyber threats. This year’s U.S. Presidential Election has been subject to an unprecedented number of attacks from some of the most sophisticated and mysterious hackers ever seen. Are we headed toward a future where bad actors are successfully able to manipulate democracy?

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Paul Fletcher - Cyber Security Evangelist at Alert Logic

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher has over 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to joining Alert Logic, Fletcher advised executives in the energy, retail, and financial sectors regarding emerging security threats and mitigation strategies. Additionally, he has worked with Fortune 50 organizations, the Department of Defense, and critical infrastructure organizations to implement risk management plans and security solution designs. His other specialties include network security, customer data integrity, application security, forensics investigation, threat intelligence, and incident response. Fletcher holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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