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Mon 18

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Threat of Election Cyberattacks to our Democracy & Economy

Business for America

Location: Online

After years of under-investment, our election infrastructure remains outdated and vulnerable. Meanwhile, nefarious actors are continually improving their hacking and disinfo capabilities. Although there hasn’t been successful cyber-interference in American elections to date, US intelligence and law enforcement officials point to a range of threats from both foreign governments and domestic groups.

Secure, accurate elections are the cornerstone of democracy — and therefore essential to a robust economy. Businesspeople know that the investment in cybersecurity is never done and are ready to support a commonsense, bipartisan approach to solving this critical issue.

In 2018, Republican and Democratic senators came together to advance the Secure Elections Act on a bipartisan basis, which ultimately was shelved. Today, businesses can make a difference by supporting sensible, bipartisan measures to improve election security.

In partnership with the National Election Defense Coalition and the Renew America Movement, join our roundtable to hear from election experts on:

  • The current state of our election infrastructure and where vulnerabilities exist
  • What it will take to fortify our election systems
  • The legislative outlook and how businesses can get involved

Speakers

  • Trey Greyson, former secretary of state of Kentucky
  • Dave Leichtman, Microsoft Democracy Forward Initiative
  • Miles Taylor, cofounder of Renew America Movement

Hosts

  • Sarah Bonk, founder at Business for America
  • Justin Talbot Zorn, senior advisor at National Election Defense Coalition

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