Event Date: July 23, 2020 - August 20, 2020
Hosted By: FedInsider & Carahsoft
Protecting the Foundation of Democracy
Between concerns over public health at the ballot box and threats to our democratic process from foreign actors, maintaining secure elections has never been more important. That's why Carahsoft and FedInsider are teaming up to present this three-part webinar series, Election Security: Protecting the Foundation of Democracy. Join us this summer to learn from actual state and local agencies how they are assessing threats, implementing secure digital infrastructure, and prioritizing voter safety.
The Threat Landscape 2020
The American way of life suffered severe disruption as the recent pandemic swept the globe. Democratic elections, a fundamental pillar of our government, have been impacted as presidential primaries were postponed and election officials across the country revised the election process for the safety of citizens and election workers alike.
Foremost in this planning is a laser-focus on securing the digital infrastructure, electronic databases, and ease of the election process.
The Digital Infrastructure
A fair and free election process is a hallmark of American democracy, and Federal, state and local government officials are working together to secure America’s election infrastructure from new and evolving threats.
This election infrastructure ranges from voter registration databases and voting systems to IT systems such as the counting, auditing, and displaying of election results, and post-election reporting to certify and validate results.
The Voter Experience
Voters across the country expect uniformity in their electoral experience. Factors that directly impact the voter range from privacy for the voter and ballot secrecy to presentation and interaction modes such as enhanced visual and tactile controls.
The 2020 election will tap the significant technological change that is occurring to enhance the voter election process and ensure that voter confidentiality is protected. Technology security requirements call for two-factor authentication for critical voting operations, and cryptographic protection.
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