Securing Our Nation’s Election Infrastructure

Cybersecurity is an international responsibility between public and private sector, to our international allies. Cyberspace has no bounds or limits, borders or walls, it becomes more crowded each day only increasing the threat and risk. In 2016 DHS understood how malign actors could undermine our democracy by disrupting our cyber space, more specifically, our elections systems. DHS is the lead in election security and tremendous progress was made working with our federal partners, our elections community and private sector in a short span of a year to ensure our 2018 midterm elections were secure and upheld the public trust in our democracy. It is vital to continue discussing cyber security best practices, lessons learned and the importance of information sharing.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner