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Understanding Cyber-Attacks and Their Implications to Democratic Regimes

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  • Understanding Cyber-Attacks and Their Implications to Democratic Regimes

    Cyber-security experts have documented how authoritarian regimes attacked the US voting infrastructure or how this type of governments stole information from American companies. This evidence suggests that authoritarian regimes are more likely to conduct cyber-attacks than democratic ones. The purpose of this research is to prove this hypothesis. With information from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), this research provides a descriptive analysis of the Significant Cyber Incidents that occurred worldwide from 2006 to 2019. To prove the former hypothesis, this research shows the results from panel data models with random and fixed effects, which provide evidence that confirms this hypothesis: authoritarian regimes are more likely to commit cyber-attacks than democratic states. However, there is no evidence to sustain that democracies are more likely to be attacked than authoritarian regimes. In otherwords, all regimes are subject to cyber-attacks.

    Location: Voting Vlg


    Event starts: 2020-08-08 15:00 (03:00 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    Event ends: 2020-08-08 15:30 (03:30 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    Speaker(s): Javier F. Patiño García

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