From Democracy Digest:
Growing cybersecurity threats are disrupting democracies and relationships around the world, the Truman National Security Project observes.*
Democracies are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks which can target institutions directly, or indirectly by undermining public trust in them. But democratic societies—because they cannot risk jeopardizing democratic values and principles—are constrained in how to prepare and respond to such attacks, according to Tim Maurer, co-director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Cyber Policy Initiative and author of Cyber Mercenaries – The State, Hackers, and Power, and Arthur Nelson, a research analyst at the Initiative.
It is therefore paramount to focus more broadly on institutions that depend on public trust. The following three are particularly worthy of increased attention, they contend:…
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