The US Election: Cyber Security

This election has been very odd, compared to others in the past, but when it comes to cyber security is it the same story? How has cyber security has affected the US election? We will find out.

Donald Trumps views

Donald Trump

“I don’t think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? You don’t know who broke in to DNC.

Now, whether that was Russia, whether that was China, whether it was another country, we don’t know, because the truth is, under President Obama we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control over.

We came up with the Internet, and I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what ISIS is doing with the Internet, they’re beating us at our own game.

So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is — it is a huge problem.”

When it comes to cyber security Donald Trump views seem similar to many others of his polices, he wants control over the borders and he also wants more control on cyber warfare. Trump seems to acknowledge problems with ISIS in cyber warfare and wants to tackle this issue head on.

Hiliary Clinton’s views


Well, I think cyber security, cyber warfare will be one of the biggest challenges facing the next president, because clearly we’re facing at this point two different kinds of adversaries. There are the independent hacking groups that do it mostly for commercial reasons to try to steal information that they can use to make money.

There’s no doubt now that Russia has used cyber attacks against all kinds of organizations in our country, and I am deeply concerned about this. We need to make it very clear — whether it’s Russia, China, Iran or anybody else — the United States has much greater capacity. And we are not going to sit idly by and permit state actors to go after our information, our private-sector information or our public-sector information.

We will defend the citizens of this country.And the Russians need to understand that. I think they’ve been treating it as almost a probing, how far would we go, how much would we do.

Clinton and Trump seem to share similar views on cyber security, but the difference is that Clinton seems to be more distressed regarding Russia then Trump. She also seems very rigid about the defence on citizens.

Clinton’s private email server

The allegations of Clintons’s hiding 650,000 emails in a private server, these allegations damaged her campaign.The emails were uncovered after the FBI seized devices belonging to Huma Abedin and her husband. Abedin is one of Clinton’s top aides.  But the FBI have confirmed that that they have found no criminal activity in these private email servers.

In my opinion this dirt found on Clinton, only helped Trump to win, as people has trust issues with Hillary Clinton becoming president.

Could the election of been hacked?

Unlikely. The voting machines were don’t have many vulnerabilities, as they weren’t connected to the internet. The system would require physical hammering on a grand scale, which is extremely unlikely. Also the election Assisted Commission creates standards and certifies the votes, this avoids any mishaps to occur.


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