Russia cyber attacked the voting system during the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin last year, when it looked like Ukraine would win. And they did!
This year are hosting Eurovision2023 and I asked what steps the Government are taking to protect the voting process from cyber attack.
I asked: “Last year during the Eurovision Song Contest, Russian agents attempted to interfere with the voting that was being cast for Ukraine. This year of course, we’re hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. What is his department doing to ensure that the integrity of the voting will be maintained?”
The Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy, Paul Scully replied: “The Government is always aware that there are a number of possible threats to our systems and events. I’m not able to discuss the details, but the National Cyber Security Centre are world experts at understanding attacks, and providing incident response for the most serious attacks. We want to make sure that all organisations are aware, so we can indeed keep that resilience in our voting process.”