Our democracy depends on getting the mid-term elections right. This means — first and foremost — getting cybersecurity right … Everything from protecting sensitive voter identities, registered voter lists, and voting machines; coming to grips with social media; and ensuring confidence in the outcomes.
Find out what’s really going on from three of the nation’s leading experts in election cybersecurity. How vulnerable are our election systems? How is cybersecurity managed in the 50 states? How do we navigate the coming flood of both mis-information and dis-information? How much confidence can we have in the outcome?
- Brandon Wales, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) first Executive Director, serving as the senior career executive helping oversee execution of CISA operations
- Kathy Boockvar, Vice President of Election Operations & Support, Center for Internet Security, former Pennsylvania Secretary of State
- Adam Powell III, Executive Director, Election Cybersecurity Initiative, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, University of Southern California
Things We’ll Cover
- The “election system” – what it is and how it’s intended to work
- Threats to our election – nation-state and other interference, domestic terrorists, voting machine vulnerabilities, mis-information and dis-information
- How we are mitigating these threats while also giving the devil his do, and acknowledging that security can never be perfect
- What discretion do precinct and local election officials have in qualifying and/or disqualifying voters and their votes?
- What does the citizenry need to know about the expected deluge of mis-information and dis-information?
- How can the citizenry navigate the deluge of mis-information and dis-information?
Moderator: Stan Stahl, PhD, President, SecureTheVillage