Please join us on Tuesday, October 30, for a panel discussion on securing election systems against cyber attacks ahead of the midterm elections in November and the presidential election in 2020.
Following the 2016 election, in which election systems in at least 21 states were targeted by malicious cyber actors, several studies have put forth proposals to secure election systems against cyber threats and restore public trust in the election process, but implementing consistent baseline security practices remains challenging.
The panel will discuss progress that has been made since the 2016 election, and assess ongoing efforts at the state and national level to secure election systems. Panelists will also discuss what gaps and vulnerabilities still remain, and what steps can be taken in preparation for the upcoming elections.
9:00 am - Introductory Remarks William Carter, Deputy Director, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
9:15 am - Panel Discussion Brian Newby, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Jon Check, Senior Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon Company Robert Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, Department of Homeland Security John Gilligan, President and CEO, Center for Internet Security
Moderated by Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
This event is made possible by support from Raytheon Company.
William A. Carter
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Senior Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon Company
Director, National Risk Management Center, Department of Homeland Security