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Cybersecurity & the 2016 US elections

10 November 2017

It’s been a year since the results of the United States 2016 presidential elections were announced.

In this video, Thomas Rid, Visiting Professor at King’s, analyses the cybersecurity and ‘disinformation’ campaigns which took place.

Methods such as subverting the authority of political leaders during election have risen, he says, to a level that we last saw in the 1980s.

So what is cybersecurity, and what role do academics and universities play in tackling the threat?

It is crucial that academics learn to articulate technically very difficult subjects in plain English, and communicate them to a wider audience

Thomas Rid, Visiting Professor at King’s and Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins

Find out more about King’s Department of War Studies here.

 

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