Summary of How (and Why) Russia Hacked the US Election

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The modern formula for weakening a Western democracy is to get citizens to lose faith in their political system, says cybersecurity expert Laura Galante, and Russian hackers are exploiting people’s online behavior to do just that. The best way to resist this propaganda offensive is to question sources, demand facts and seek the truth, advises Galante. getAbstract highly recommends her timely, authoritative talk.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Russian hackers attempted to influence the 2016 US presidential election,
  • Why the American public was vulnerable to the attack and
  • How to protect yourself from information attacks in the future.
 

About the Speaker

Laura Galante is the founder of Galante Strategies, a cybersecurity consultancy.

 

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Enemies of democracy have found a way to turn its greatest strength – open-mindedness – into a gaping vulnerability. They leak information, push misleading narratives and circulate false stories to make citizens residing in democracies question their systems and leaders. For example,

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