Colorado Springs, CO May 6th, 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Center’s Secure the Vote initiative has announced an exciting new webinar series to explore one of the most critical issues of 2020: election security.
Securing elections is both an art and a science – it requires an acceptance of a level of risk coupled with a determination to mitigate all risk. And in the current age of pandemics, nation-state meddling, domestic and foreign terrorism, and just plain old human error the work of elections security has gotten just that more complicated and important.
“The Secure the Vote program is excited to host an incredible month of speakers to address various efforts underway regarding the security of our elections,” said Forrest Senti, National Cybersecurity Center Director of Business and Government Initiatives. “Each and every one of these individuals represents a nationwide effort to change our elections for the better and we applaud all the work they do.”
National Cybersecurity Center invites experts from cyber and election security to join them in May to explore physical, digital, and information security issues with elections experts to better understand what risks exist and what can be done to protect the integrity of our elections.
National Cybersecurity Center is thrilled to feature the follow experts as guests:
Moderator – Justin Griffin (USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative)
Panelists – Amber McReynolds (Vote at Home), Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Election Assistance Commission Commissioner Thomas Hicks, Kay Stimson (VP Government Affairs, Dominion Voting Systems, Mattie Gullixson (NCC)
Moderator – Phil Stupak (Fellow, University of Chicago Harris Cyber Policy Initiative)
Panelists – Amelia Powers Gardner (UT County Clerk/Auditor), Sarah Johnson (City Clerk, Colorado Springs), Forrest Senti (NCC), Nimit Sawhney (Voatz), Bryan Finney (Democracy Live)
Moderator – TBD
Panelists – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, Emily Frye (MITRE Election Integrity Program), CISA Representative (TBD)