Cybersecurity has arguably taken a bigger role in this presidential election than ever before. The United States’ cyber defense capabilities arose during the first presidential debate, and encryption backdoors became a significant policy topic early in the race. The technology industry’s skilled workforce is at the center of the debate on immigration and education.
The constituencies of the two candidates have very different visions for the future of the cybersecurity industry. We surveyed over 200 information technology professionals to find out their stances on key cybersecurity issues based on their presidential candidate of choice.
We found key dividing lines on privacy regulation, IT hiring, and even iPhone versus Android. Take a look at the infographic below for the first election cybersecurity poll.