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Were spending <Speech_Male> money with <Speech_Male> And that's both <Speech_Male> in the government and in <Speech_Male> the private sector. <Speech_Telephony_Male> You know <Speech_Male> shame on <Speech_Male> shame on anyone <Speech_Telephony_Male> who <Speech_Male> signs a contract <Speech_Male> with a company that <Speech_Male> that doesn't <Speech_Male> have good security and <Speech_Male> they didn't do their <Speech_Male> due diligence and asking <Speech_Male> the right <SpeakerChange> question <Silence> to begin with <Speech_Male> okay. <Speech_Male> Final final question. <Speech_Male> 'cause it's <Speech_Male> actually one of the most interesting point <Speech_Male> you made your article which <Speech_Male> was on election security. <Speech_Male> You recommended <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> the vitamin station <Speech_Male> should really <Speech_Male> focus on <Speech_Male> Establishing <Speech_Male> a <Speech_Male> national voting system <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> provided <Speech_Male> a high <Speech_Male> degree of integrity <Speech_Male> and security <Speech_Male> and assurance <Speech_Male> around voting. <Speech_Male> Talk <Speech_Male> about that. And <Silence> kind of what you <SpeakerChange> envision. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Yes <Speech_Male> oh this <Speech_Male> is. This is kind <Speech_Music_Male> of a test <Speech_Male> the area because <Speech_Male> you know you don't <Speech_Male> want to <Speech_Male> you. There's <Speech_Male> a line you can't cross <Speech_Male> with states rights <Speech_Male> states <Speech_Male> own their own election <Speech_Male> systems <Speech_Telephony_Male> and we all get <Speech_Male> that we acknowledge it. <Speech_Telephony_Male> We agree with it. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> But there needs <Speech_Male> to be some consistency. <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> And i <Speech_Male> i would even back <Speech_Telephony_Male> up you know. I'm not <Speech_Male> even gonna talk about this <Speech_Male> technology perspective. <Speech_Male> I want to talk about it for <Speech_Male> my from a policy <Speech_Male> perspective. And <Speech_Male> that is <Speech_Male> you know. We've had <Speech_Male> the way we actually <Speech_Male> had these discussions. <Speech_Music_Male> For <Speech_Male> over a decade <Speech_Telephony_Male> i can remember when i <Speech_Male> was the cio so <Speech_Male> for the state of colorado <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> secretary of state. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> i this must have <Speech_Male> been two thousand six <Speech_Male> two thousand <Speech_Male> seven two thousand <Speech_Male> five somewhere <Speech_Male> secretary state <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> came to me and he said <Speech_Male> hey. <Speech_Male> Can you go look <Speech_Male> at these voting <Speech_Male> systems and see <Speech_Male> if they're <Speech_Male> vulnerable to anything. <Speech_Male> You know we <Speech_Male> just you know <Speech_Male> we want to. So <Speech_Telephony_Male> i took <Speech_Male> one of my really <Speech_Male> smart guys and <Speech_Male> said hey go <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Do do <Speech_Male> an investigation <Speech_Male> do some analysis <Speech_Male> right afford. I <Speech_Male> came back and said <Speech_Male> yeah. The systems are <Speech_Male> believable for a <Speech_Male> whole lot of reasons. Their <Speech_Male> physical security <Speech_Male> issues logical <Speech_Male> security issues <Speech_Male> policy <SpeakerChange> security <Speech_Male> issues <Speech_Male> that we <Speech_Male> just bought of back. Then <Speech_Male> so <Speech_Male> my <SpeakerChange> my point <Speech_Male> that. I'm driving out here <Speech_Music_Male> is. <Speech_Male> Let's do <Speech_Male> this today. <Speech_Male> In two thousand and twenty <Speech_Male> one. Let's <Speech_Male> don't wait till two thousand <Speech_Male> and twenty three to say. <Speech_Male> Oh my god <Speech_Male> we have this election. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> We need to <Speech_Male> throw all this time <Speech_Male> and money at it. <Speech_Male> In <Speech_Male> the next twelve months <Speech_Male> of the problems <Speech_Male> we have four years <Speech_Music_Male> right now. Three years <Speech_Music_Male> three and a half years <Speech_Music_Male> to fixing <Speech_Music_Male> and <Speech_Male> it needs to be a <Speech_Male> priority today <Speech_Music_Male> february. <Speech_Male> Two thousand <Speech_Male> twenty one. <Speech_Male> We need to be working <Speech_Music_Male> on this. And i know <Speech_Music_Male> they are but <Speech_Male> but it needs to <Speech_Male> be a national <Speech_Music_Male> priority. <Speech_Male> This is <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> more <Speech_Male> than anything else. <Speech_Male> This is embarrassing <Speech_Male> to the united <Speech_Male> states. The most <Speech_Male> technology <SpeakerChange> technologically <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> advanced <Speech_Male> country in the world <Speech_Male> and we can't <Speech_Male> conduct <Speech_Male> an election. Securely <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> just stinking embarrassing. <Speech_Male> As <Speech_Male> i said in the article <Speech_Male> i <Speech_Male> want the world to be <Speech_Male> amazed by the lack <Speech_Male> of drama in two <Speech_Music_Male> thousand <SpeakerChange> twenty. Four <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> mark weatherford. <Speech_Male> Thank you so much for coming <Speech_Male> on. Speaking to us on security <Speech_Male> ledger podcasts. And <Speech_Male> love to have you back <Speech_Music_Male> soon. <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> Sounds <Speech_Male> good ball. <Speech_Male> Mark weatherford is the <Speech_Male> chief strategy <Speech_Male> officer at the national <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> cybersecurity <Speech_Music_Male> center.

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