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  • Monday 24th

    October 2016

  • From 07:00 PM

    To 08:30 PM

  • 518 Bellevue Avenue
    Newport, RI 02840 United States

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Hacking the Election

“Four decades ago, breaking into the files of the Democratic National Committee meant burglarizing the headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Today’s spies and saboteurs can breach the DNC’s computer network far more quietly … [and] the DNC breach may not be the last hack of the 2016 election season.” – WIRED

In recent years, state-sponsored hackers and proxies have breached targets from the White House to the State Department to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the DNC, and attacks against electoral candidates and the parties they represent are likely to continue up until the presidential election in November and beyond. More troubling is the possibility that foreign governments may seek to manipulate election results directly or indirectly by affecting turnout, disrupting election sites, and ultimately undermining confidence in the US electoral system itself.

A panel of distinguished experts will discuss these and other timely issues on the ability of the US government and local state jurisdictions to maintain the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of our most sensitive information systems and networks.

Panelists:

Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike
Sean Kanuck, former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
B. David Mussington, Ph.D., Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland
Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Pell Center
Brent Turner, Secretary, National Association of Voting Officials

 

 

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