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Protecting the Right to Vote in a Digital Democracy: Impact of cyberattacks on voting and technology on civic engagement

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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

Funded by Mass Humanities
Cost: Free

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 includetechnology 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.

 Contact: bpl.suffrage@gmail.com.  Zoom link for event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731486402

 

Details

Date:
August 26, 2020
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/BPLsuffragecelebration/

Organizer

Brockton Public Library
Phone:
508-580-7890
Email:
bpl.suffrage@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org

Other

Format
panel discussion
Region
Southeast

Venue

Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Brockton, 02301
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Phone:
508-580-7890
Website:
http://www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org

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