Cyber Threats to Elections

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David Morris | Mick Baccio | Dave Klein | Allison Nixon

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With the 2020 U.S. presidential election on the horizon, what are the biggest cybersecurity threats our democracy is facing? How well is the election infrastructure prepared when it comes to cybersecurity, and what are some steps to take today to strengthen the security posture? Join this panel to learn more about: - The current government threat landscape - Which threats can we expect to see in the next few months? - Why visibility into the security posture of election infrastructure is key - What's needed to ramp up security quickly? - Recommendations for enhancing election security Speakers: - Mick Baccio, Security Advisor, Splunk - Dave Klein, Sr. Director of Engineering and Architecture, Guardicore - Allison Nixon, Chief Research Officer at Unit 221B Moderator: David Morris, Executive Director at Digital Risk Management Institute This episode is part of the Election Hacking Original series examining the threats to democratic elections, the technologies used to power and hijack elections, and what's needed to educate and empower voters before Election Day.

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