"Election Security: can we keep our voting systems safe?"
Plan to attend the July 9 Monthly Members’ Meeting, hosted by the Governance/Voter Service Committee, to learn more about what you don’t know, and need to know, about securing the vote. As the November mid-term elections draw near, the national news continues to cover concerns around the security of our vote. Are these concerns valid? In today’s political environment, it is not too far-fetched to anticipate that there will be those who will raise the specter of outside tampering with the vote. Understanding vulnerabilities and the steps needed to protect the vote provides a basis for assessing any claims of tampering.
A recent report issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, “Securing Elections from Foreign Interference”, suggests the two most critical parts of America’s election infrastructure are at risk:
- voting machines, which could be hacked to cast doubt on the integrity of vote tallies, or change them
- voter registration databases, which could be manipulated to block voters and cause disorder when citizens attempt to vote.
Our speaker, Dr. Sean Peisert, is in the forefront of this research, serving as: Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Staff Scientist, Data Science and Technology Dept., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
No reservation required; just show up!
Bring a lunch if you wish.
New members and visitors are welcome!
Snacks and conversation 11:30 a.m.
Program - 11:45 AM. - 1:15 PM
League Conference Room
Suite F-138, 4340 Redwood Highway
San Rafael, CA 94903