Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Securing the 2020 Election

Brigadier General (retired) Francis X. Taylor Says 'Check Your Politics at the Door'
Retired Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor

In 2016, Retired Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor had a front-row seat to the election interference threat picture. Today, as a leader of U.S. CyberDome, what's his view on how well the U.S. is prepared to protect the 2020 federal election?

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Washington, Taylor discusses:

  • The nation-state threats to election security;
  • Lessons learned from 2016;
  • How U.S. CyberDome is helping to secure 2020 elections;

Taylor is president and CEO of FXTaylor Associates LLC. After he retired from active duty, Taylor was nominated and confirmed as U.S. ambassador at large and coordinator for counterterrorism (2001 to 2002) and assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security and director of the Office of Foreign Missions (2002 to 2005). He then became vice president and CSO for General Electric Co., managing security operations and crisis management globally until accepting the nomination as under secretary for intelligence and analysis for the Department of Homeland Security in April 2014. He also was a member of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2006 to 2010.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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