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Cybersecurity and the 2016 American Presidential election

A year on from the 2016 US Presidential elections, Thomas Rid, a Visiting Professor at King's, analyses the cybersecurity and 'disinformation' campaigns that took place.

According to Professor Rid, methods - including the subversion of political leader's authority during the election - have risen to levels last seen in the 1980s.

So what is cybersecurity - and what role to 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– Professor Thomas Rid

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