Hacking an Election in 2020

In 2016, a foreign adversary was able to hack America's voter rolls and voting machines, and influence our elections through social media. All evidence suggests that this will happen again in the 2020 Presidential Election. Why is America's election infrastructure so vulnerable, and what can we do about it? This panel will bring together cybersecurity experts and activists to explain how our elections infrastructure was hacked, and how we can prevent a recurrence in the future. Considering improvements and alternatives to our current system of voting, and the ways in which we can modernize our country’s national security architecture. The integrity of our elections must always be a national security priority, and this panel will explain the risks we face and how we can eliminate them.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate