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By Mitch Neff.

Recorded Oct. 9, 2020

We are running a short bench today after Nigel’s retirement last ep and Joel being on vacation. We start off talking about how specific use cases don’t equate to the death of entire defensive technologies, despite the frequent assertions otherwise that you may find on Twitter. The key to defense in depth is that no silver bullet stops everything - nothing is surprising here.

The big focus of this EP, leading into the 2020 election is, of course, election security. We recap some important points from our research and go over materials we have put together for election officials and voters alike. Please take a minute to go though the links in the extended show notes for a full list of Talos elections security and disinformation resources.

The timeline:

  • 01:00 - Roundtable - short handed, but still full send
  • 06:00 - Missing the forest for the trees,or “technology X is dead”
  • 14:30 - Election 2020 - tips and advice for voters and election officials in combatting disinformation

Countering disinformation resources:

Other “What to Expect When You’re Electing” posts and papers:

Talos’ 2020 election security primer
The building blocks of disinformation campaigns
Roundtable video: Disinformation and election security
Information hygiene and the human levers of disinformation
What to expect when you’re electing: A recap

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