11AM PT, 2PM ET
Fair elections are the foundation of American democracy. But election administrators in the United States face significant security challenges. Advanced persistent threats are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent, and new issues are emerging all the time. Election security is an issue that affects every county in every state, but jurisdictions vary widely in their ability to ensure accurate and secure voting.
To explore this timely and important topic, Government Technology is bringing together two national experts to share their thoughts on the current state of election security – and how states and counties can work to improve it:
- Tonya Rice served until recently as the Director of Elections in Cook County, Ill., one of the nation’s largest voting jurisdictions. For three years, she also served as the Chief Data Officer in the elections office, focusing on cybersecurity and other issues of election law and technology policies.
- Mick Baccio is a veteran information security professional having spent most of his career in the federal government, including three years as the White House Threat Intelligence Branch Chief, serving under President Obama and President Trump. He made history last year when he was hired by Pete Buttigieg as the first-ever chief information security officer for a presidential campaign.
Join these two thought leaders on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern, for an interactive discussion on a variety of election security issues, including:
- An overview of the elections industry and the current threat landscape for state and local election administrators
- The biggest threats to secure voting, including ransomware and phishing attempts that could lock up election systems and prevent officials from accessing information they need
- How to ensure smooth operations on Election Day for administrators, poll workers and everyone else
- How to monitor information across election systems and voter databases to identify and respond to potential threats