Inquiry to explore digital security of UK elections

Looking at direct and indirect cyber attacks

Tom Allen
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The UK's paper-based voting system is resilient against direct cyber attacks, but misinformation can still threaten the process
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The UK's paper-based voting system is resilient against direct cyber attacks, but misinformation can still threaten the process

The UK's Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) is inviting comment on how to secure the UK's coming general election, which will be no later than 28th January 2025.

With elections taking place around the globe this year, on every continent, there is an increasing focus on the security of the democratic process. As well as direct cyber attacks that could aff...

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