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Cybersecurity Expert: What the Media Miss on America’s Election Risks

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David Mussington, a leading expert on cybersecurity, reveals what’s worrying him, from Facebook to foreign interference.

As the U.S. presidential election inches closer, fears of interference and security threats are reaching a crescendo. David Mussington, Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland, where he teaches cyber policy issues and risk management, joined the Institute for New Economic Thinking to discuss what’s needed for a safe and fair election. Mussington, a leading expert on cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber risk management, has previously held leadership roles on the White House National Security Council staff and at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as in the private sector. He analyzes where the biggest election threats lie and what media reports may be missing.

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