“No one discounts the importance of securing our election infrastructure from direct cyberthreats, but “it is equally important to articulate the importance of trust and patience in the process, especially in an election with a pandemic as the backdrop,” said Matt Devost, CEO of the security consultancy OODA and a former senior adviser to the Department of Defense. Government security professionals are particularly well suited to assist in addressing education and awareness to help citizens recognize and mitigate threats and for providing transparency around complex issues.”

Security Pros’ Vital Role in Thwarting Election Disinformation