Cyber Security & the Electoral Process

September 9, 2020

Protecting Elections: Lessons from the American Experience, September 2, 2020

The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom webinar to discuss cyber security of the upcoming US presidential elections. The event featured guest speaker Michael Daniel, President & CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and moderator Cara LaPointe, Young Leader ’16 and Co-Director of Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy.

The webinar began with an overview of the most pressing challenges facing cyber and election security. Focusing on misinformation and the disruption of the electoral process, the speakers addressed the history behind threats to election security, the technology in place to respond, and techniques for citizens to protect their personal information.

Moreover, the speakers addressed governmental responses to cyber security threats, namely the coordination of domestic and international bodies to ensure the safety of elections. The event concluded with a discussion of the public’s trust in the digital security of the electoral process.

The French-American Foundation developed this webinar initiative to continue our mission of encouraging transatlantic dialogue while prioritizing the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinars take place throughout the month.

Watch the Webinar