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Protecting the Right to Vote in a Digital Democracy: Impact of cyberattacks on voting and technology on civic engagement
August 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM EDT
In the 20th and 21st Century, consistent efforts have been necessary to ensure that the right to vote is protected and that civic engagement addresses public concerns. Today living in a digital democracy, technology has broadened opportunities for civic engagement while increasing the risks of attacks on the right to vote.
Panelists will present information and address questions about how MA is protecting the right to vote and countering cyberattacks. Panelists include Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan, Stephanie Helm, MassCyberCenter Director at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Steven Frechette, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, Bristol Community College, and Andrea McLaughlin, Youth Program Manager, MassHIre Greater New Bedford Workforce Board. The panel moderator is Suzanne Bump, Massachusetts State Auditor and Member of the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Committee and the Borderland Suffrage Committee. In photo, left to right: Robert Sullivan, Suzanne Bump, Steven Frechette, Stephanie Helm.
Topics include: technology and civic engagement, managing cyber security risks, elections and election security, current technology used in the MA voting processes, MA initiatives that support municipalities in managing cyber security risks, how to earn a cyber security certificate, and jobs and earning potential for cyber security and digital forensic professionals.