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Wednesday, May 17 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Election Technology & Cybersecurity

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Concerns about election systems and processes being compromised have gone from theoretical to a reality. International cybersecurity law is still evolving, and the threats we face from cyber-enabled actors expand with every election season.
This area is rife with uncertainty. Given the United States’ fractured, and in many cases, seriously outdated systems, how likely is it that the United States’ election systems could be "hacked" and what systems are most vulnerable? Given that same fractured system, could hackers strike in a coordinated enough way to impact a national election?
Beyond the computer systems themselves, what are the weak points in the electoral process? What have our responses be to attacks been, and what should they be in the future to deter more of the same? How does this differ from cyber activity in the private sector? What can we learn from countries around the world?

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Sheera Frenkel

Cybersecurity Correspondent, Buzzfeed
Sheera is an incoming cybersecurity correspondent for the New York Times. She previously covered cybersecurity for BuzzFeed News, and was a Middle East Correspondent for 10 years for a variety of news organizations including NPR, the Times, and McClatchy Newspapers.

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Thomas Brady

Former Senior Advisor, United States Congress
Thomas is a long time advisor to the U.S. Senate on national security and foreign policy issues, and a veteran of U.S. Army Special Operations. He is a graduate of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
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Elvis Chan

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI San Francisco
SSA Chan manages a squad responsible for investigating national security cyber matters. He is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as a cyberterrorism expert. SSA Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counte... Read More →
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Nathaniel Gleicher

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illumio
Nathaniel Gleicher is trained as a computer scientist and a lawyer, and works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He has taught computer programming, designed and developed custom e-commerce and database solutions, built and secured computer networks, investigated... Read More →
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Pamela Smith

President, Verified Voting
Pamela Smith is President of Verified Voting. She provides information and public testimony on verified voting issues at federal and state levels throughout the US, including to the US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. She oversees an extensive information resource on election equipment and the regulations governing its use at the federal level and across the 50 states. Ms. Smith is co-editor of the... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
UC Hastings Room A 198 McAllister Street San Francisco CA 94102