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2020 Election Resiliency: Integrity vs Disruption
September 23, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST
An information-sharing event on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the technology needs for the November Elections.
Panel: 2020 Election Resiliency: Integrity vs Disruption
Ensuring the integrity of a free election process is a sacred task in the United States. It involves the Federal, State, and Local Government and a massive amount of volunteers coming together to ensure a fair process. This is a difficult process during normal times considering threats from foreign and domestic adversaries combined with the coordination required to ensure every vote is counted. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the threat landscape for the 2020 election cycle and our upcoming election processes will be under unprecedented scrutiny to ensure that our democratic institutions are protected from outside influence. This panel of national election security experts will discuss how adversaries may exploit the unique factors of the upcoming elections, from vote-by-mail to disinformation campaigns, to further disrupt the upcoming elections, and offer possible solutions that can be implemented by governments and voters to counter these threats.
Founding Principal, Hettinger Strategy Group LLC
Chairman, Election Assistance Commission
Partner, The Elections Group
M.A Election Integrity and Public Administration Expert, Villanova University
Founder & Chairman, ICIT / Executive Director, The Cybersecurity Collaborative
Moderator: Joe Marks
Staff Writer, Washington Post
ICIT, a 501c3 non-profit, is America’s Cybersecurity Think Tank providing objective advisory to the legislative community, federal agencies and critical infrastructure leaders. Through original cutting-edge research, publications and educational events, ICIT and its members are improving the resiliency of our nation’s critical infrastructure sectors.