Democracy in Danger
How Hackers and Activists Exposed Fatal Flaws in the Election System
by Jake Braun
Pub Date 15 Sep 2019
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When cybersecurity expert Jake Braun challenged hackers at DEFCON, the largest hacking conference in the world, to breach the security of an American voting machine, a hacker in Europe conquered the task in less than 2 minutes. From hacking into voting machines to more mundane, but no less serious problems, our democracy faces unprecedented tests from without and within.
In Democracy In Danger, Braun, a veteran of 3 presidential campaigns and former White House Liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, reveals what the national security apparatus, local election administrators, and political parties have gotten wrong about election security and what America needs to do to protect the ballot box in 2020 and beyond.
“From the frontlines of democracy as a political operative to the Department of Homeland Security to academia – Jake Braun has thought about the intersection of cybersecurity and America from all angles, and weaves his personal vignettes into Democracy in Danger. At home and abroad, from Europe to Africa, cyberattacks on democratic infrastructure are occurring regularly and we must all think and act with greater urgency. Jake understands true stakes and the solutions.” — John F. Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State