Securing Elections – Global Lessons Learned

A forum on securing elections featuring global experts on policy and operations from the public and private sectors. The discussion will address risks, vulnerabilities, best practices and what needs to be done to secure elections worldwide. This event is being convened in partnership with the Center for Internet Security and the Embassy of Estonia.

Opening Remarks 
  • Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States of America
  • Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

High-Level Dialogue
  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former President of Estonia; Member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity 
  • Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
  • Moderator: Frank Cilluffo, Director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, and the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

Panel Discussion  

  • Kathy Boockvar, Acting Secretary, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • John Gilligan, President and CEO, Center for Internet Security, Inc.
  • Liisa Past, Chief National Cyber Risk Officer, Government of Estonia
  • Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist,  Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Dr. Robert Krimmer, Professor of e-Governance, Taltech Tallinn University of Technology; former Senior Adviser on New Voting Technologies, OSCE/ODIHR
  • Adm. Peter Neffenger, Chairman of the Board, Smartmatic; former Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Senate-confirmed head of TSA
  • Moderator: Brian de Vallance, Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Auburn University  

Thursday, September 26, 2019 
9:30 am EST

City View Room
The George Washington University
1957 E Street NW (7th Floor)
Washington, DC 20052