Elections on cyber alert

By Mark Conrad | 27 March 2024

Ministers have warned this year’s local and national elections are 'not business as usual’ – as councils prepare to tackle technological and geopolitical threats to voting security.

With councils entering the pre-election period ahead of local polls on 2 May, senior politicians warned about further risks of cyber attacks and potential civil disobedience or extremism motivated by conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.

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