Episode 28

Published on:

24th Nov 2020

28: So you want to hack an election...

You might have guessed from the title, but in this episode, we’re looking at how to hack an election. It’s basically one long “hackers could…” feature. 

We cover everything from outright deception to social engineering to power cuts to…well, real hacking. Naturally, we couldn’t have this conversation without Cambridge Analytica, the 2016 election and Brexit coming into it. Does what Cambridge Analytica did count as ‘hacking an election’ or is it just political campaigning in the 21st Century? What would happen if someone were to take control of the algorithm of a social media platform that people trust for their news? 

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About the Podcast

Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Camille Mallon (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Emma Walker (), and other special guests as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.