When officials explore the issues surrounding election integrity in the United States, one obstacle tends to frame those discussions: the huge chasm that exists between the technology sophistication of cyber attackers intent on disrupting U.S. elections, and the technology sophistication of the officials who run those elections. Even an attack as low-tech as an email phishing campaign, where attackers try and trick locals into opening malware attachments, can prove effective when those safeguarding voter integrity are not comfortable with the technology. Training those officials is certainly an essential first step, but will it be even close to enough?

In this podcast, we caught up with Michael Figueroa, executive director of the Advanced Cybersecurity Center to discuss how much of a technical disconnect there really is. 

Laura Paine is a senior web content developer at CA Veracode, focused on research, product and current events. She is a contributor to CA Technologies Security.com blog and repsonsible for publishing CA Veracode's State of Software Security Report. Prior to taking this position in content marketing, Laura was the global public relations and analyst relations manager for the business unit.  Follow Laura on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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