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USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative - MS Workshop

Campus News: At our virtual workshop on Thursday, May 21st, we will be discussing facts you need to know and best practices for cyber safety.

Thu
21
May
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Our Candidate is Democracy.

Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are facing unprecedented changes to our election landscape. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we now have to view it through a different lens. At our virtual workshop on Thursday, May 21st, we will be discussing facts you need to know and best practices for cyber safety.

You MUST register via Eventbrite in order to attend and receive the zoom information for this event: https://bit.ly/2Ac2uHg

Campaigns, policymakers, thought-leaders and concerned citizens alike need objective, factual tools and information to help them secure campaigns and elections. The USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a brand new non-partisan independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections from cyber attacks.

Join us for a virtual workshop, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year. Information for joining the workshop will be emailed to you upon RSVP.

Who should participate? Anyone who touches campaigns and elections, including but not limited to candidates, campaign workers, political parties and state and local election workers. Designed for general audiences and technical specialists alike, topic modules will be led by election and cybersecurity experts from the public, private, research, and academic sectors.

Each program will address three topics:

Cybersafety
Disinformation and misinformation
Crisis communication

Tentative Schedule: Times below are in Central Daylight Time

1:30 pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:40 pm – Session One: Cybersafety
2:10 pm – Session Two: Disinformation and Misinformation
2:30 pm – Thought Leadership Panel
3:00 pm – Session Three: Crisis Communication
3:25 pm – Adjourn

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 election cybersecurity.

For more information, visit us at www.electionsecurity.usc.edu

For assistance related to a disability, contact Debora Wenger: drwenger@olemiss.edu |

Event posted by: ldrucker@olemiss.edu

Sponsored by: University of Southern California