Protecting the Vote: Cybersecurity, Misinformation, and the Aftermath of Iowa

Protecting the Vote: Cybersecurity, Misinformation, and the Aftermath of Iowa

Session Type(s): Panel

The evening of February 3, 2020, and the news of inaccurate results coming in from the Iowa Democratic caucuses struck a chord at the very heart of American democracy. It reverberated through every local, county and state registrar’s office and posed a very important question: Is America ready for voting in the age of the app? From Russian election interference to troll- and bot-infested social media to the debacle in Iowa, the integrity of our elections is on the ballot in 2020. Join chief elected officials, cybersecurity analysts, and experts in online information manipulation for a discussion of what steps can be taken to ensure Americans that they can trust the results of their elections.