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Deepfakes emerge as a top security threat ahead of the 2024 US election

December 5, 2023


The United States is heading into a crucial election year, with a high-stakes presidential election that could determine the republic’s fate for decades. In addition, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 34 Senate seats, and 13 governorships are up for grabs, along with thousands of local government elections.

While official sources say the 2020 elections in the US occurred without significant voting malfeasance, despite “unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation,” the prospects for what might happen next year are cloudy and uncertain. In November, connectivity cloud company Cloudflare issued a report identifying what it saw as the cyberattack trends for various groups in the elections space that could threaten trusted, secure, and reliable elections in the US.

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