USC's Election Cybersecurity Initiative


USC's Election Cybersecurity Initiative

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 8:30am – 4pm | Location: DreamPort Facility in Columbia MD

About this Event

Campaigns, policymakers, thought-leaders and concerned citizens alike need objective, factual tools and information to help them secure campaigns and elections.

Join us on Tuesday, January 28th, for a day-long training session, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year.

Who should attend? Everyone who touches campaigns and elections, including elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, political parties and state and local election workers. Designed for general audiences rather than technical specialists, they will be led by cybersecurity experts from government, industry, research and academia. They are designed to provide information for campaigns and election officials on how to defend against digital hazards and cyber attacks and to keep people and systems safe and secure.

Each program will address three topics:

  • Cyber safety and security
  • Disinformation and misinformation
  • Crisis communication

Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:30AM - Doors Open, Continental Breakfast Served
  • 9:30AM - Opening Remarks
  • 10:00AM - Cyber Safety & Security Presentation
  • 11:30AM - Keynote
  • 12:00PM - Lunch
  • 1:00PM - Disinformation & Misinformation Presentation
  • 2:00PM - Crisis Communication Presentation
  • 3:15PM - Thought Leadership Panel

USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a non-partisan, independent project to help protect campaigns and elections. Supported by Google, we will be on the ground in all 50 states presenting day-long forums showcasing best practices and up-to-date information about cybersecurity.

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