Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Operations
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:50 PM (Eastern)
The threat of a foreign cyber attack—against an individual, a campaign, an organization, or municipalities—is real and potentially dangerous. But the risk is not just from other countries attempting to interfere with our work or our democracy; smaller groups or even individuals invading email accounts, wiping computers, or otherwise causing havoc can be disastrous both personally and professionally. In this training, participants will learn simple techniques to prevent hacking from happening, or at least make it significantly more difficult for attackers to substantially cause harm.
Nick Catalano is the Director of Technology of VoteAmerica. A digital organizer since the start, Nick began a blog at 16 supporting the Howard Dean for President campaign and requested his first voter file at 17 during his (unsuccessful) run for school board. Nick worked as the Technology Manager at the New Organizing Institute, Technology Advisor at the Obama Foundation, and Director of Technology and CTO at Organizing for Action, where he securely built and maintained some of the largest social media accounts, websites, and supporter databases in the world. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he studied Political Science and Computer Science. Nick lives in Philadelphia and enjoys performing in musical improv. He can be found promoting the use of 2 Factor Authentication on Twitter at @NickCatal.