- To understand the scope and scale of cyber threats to the U.S. election system.
- To discuss efforts underway at all levels of government to secure elections systems against possible cyber threats.
- Elections are administered on a state-by-state and often county-by-county basis.
- The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is an independent, bipartisan commission that develops guidance to meet requirements set by the Help America Vote Act, adopts voluntary voting system guidelines, and distributes information on election administration.
- The Department of Homeland Security is considering designating the electronic voting system for November’s election as “critical infrastructure.”
Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Secretary of State
State of Georgia
Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science
Deputy Director, Democracy Program
Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law