Protecting US Election Infrastructure

Lecture Series

December 7, 2017


Assembly Hall

Join International House and the Harris School of Public Policy as we welcome national security leaders Doug Lute, Frank Taylor, and Sherri Ramsay to discuss the geopolitics of the cybersecurity threats facing our democracy. Local leaders will also share their on-the-ground experience with cybersecurity, defining where clerks need support.

In the wake of the Russian cyberattacks carried out during the 2016 Presidential Election, DEFCON—the largest, longest running hacker conference in the world—hosted a "Voting Machine Hacking Village" at their annual conference in Las Vegas in July. Over 25 pieces of voting equipment were brought to the demonstration to allow hackers an opportunity to engage, experiment, and identify vulnerabilities in the equipment.

As part of the solution, leaders are coming together to develop the best cybersecurity practices that can be funded by Congress and implemented by federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. At its core, election security is a local issue.

This even is free and open to the public. Register here.

Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, the Harris School of Public Policy, and DEFCON.