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THREAT INTEL: ELECTORAL VOTING – It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes

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Gibraltar: Thursday 04 July 2024 at 11:30 CET

THREAT INTEL: THREAT INTEL: ELECTORAL VOTING – It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.

By Andy Jenkinson – Guest Contributor |  Group CEO Cybersec Innovation Partners
via CYBERInsights
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“It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin.

With just over 12 hours before Polling commences in what is seen as a Landmark, and predicted to be a Landslide victory for Labour, Stalin’s chilling words resonate disturbingly across the UK and rest of the world.

The Conservatives’ decade plus orgy of greed, corruption, and incompetence, sees the term “Cyber Security” become little more than a hollow slogan with little meaning, and even less effectiveness.

Despite an ever-increasing national debt of £2.7 trillion, and reliance on U.S. Tech Giants, Politicians lining their own pockets has taken precedence over the country’s economy and masked their duty to protect the nation’s digital and critical infrastructure.

In short, the last decade has witnessed appalling, systemic, and wholly unacceptable exposure to Nation State cyber threats, espionage, costs, and losses that no Increase in GDP or Cost savings can counteract, period…

The Electoral Commission’s catastrophic failure, allowing the exfiltration of the personal data of over 41 million UK citizens between August 2021 and October 2022, is a glaring example and indictment of the systemic negligence.

This wasn’t just a one-off oversight.

The Commission repeatedly flunked Cyber Essentials over ten times. The NCSC (part of GCHQ) confirmed in Aug 2023 that exposed and insecure servers facilitated this prolonged and massive data breach. Yet, astoundingly, these same servers remain exposed, vulnerable, and INSECURE to this day.

This isn’t an oversight—it’s a monumental betrayal.

The UK population is being deceived and lulled into a false sense of security while their personal data is knowingly traded by Tech Giants and due to being exposed and Insecure, also by Cybercriminals.

The Government’s failure to enforce basic Cybersecurity measures reveals a staggering level of incompetence or indifference. The systemic neglect of digital security by those entrusted with our protection is an utter disgrace and nothing short of gross negligence.

As we approach the polls, it’s imperative to demand accountability.

The negligence and ineptitude of those in power—both in government and Cybersecurity—must be addressed. This is a call to action for transparency, competence, and genuine security reform.

We cannot afford to be tricked any longer. Our data, our votes, and our future depend on it.

Cybersec Innovation Partners
Information Commissioner’s Office
Serious Fraud Office (UK)
Metropolitan Police
Financial Times
BBC News
ITV News
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
Sky News


About Andy Jenkinson

Group CEO CIP. Fellow Cyber Theory Institute. Director Fintech & Cyber Security Alliance (FITCA) working with Governments. Recognised Expert in Internet Asset & DNS Vulnerabilities.

Andy Jenkinson is a senior and seasoned innovative Executive with over 30 years’ experience as a hands-on lateral thinking CEO, coach, and leader. A ‘big deal’ business accelerator, and inspirational, lateral thinker, Andy has crafted, created, and been responsible for delivering 100’s £ millions of projects within the Cyber, Technical, Risk and Compliance markets for some of the world’s largest, leading organisations. Andy has a demonstrable track record of largescale technical delivery and management within many sectors including the Professional, Managed, and Financial Services.

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