Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, a Falls Church, Virginia-based application security provider, notes, “The integrity and availability of systems during elections are critical to ensuring trust in the process. Botnets can be used to overwhelm servers through well-timed DDoS attacks as well as erode trust against compromised systems.  Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) reduces the difficulty in maintaining ransomware infrastructure and launching attacks, evening the playing field for less skilled adversaries. Groups can scale their ransomware operations by writing less code and requiring less technical expertise to deliver malware.”

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