Congressional Briefing: Strengthening Election Cybersecurity

May 15, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Rayburn 2226



Monday, May 15 – 2:00-3:30 p.m.     Rayburn House Office Building 2226


Sponsored By:

Brennan Center for Justice, National Election Defense Coalition,
London Center for Policy Research,,
Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology



Catering provided by District Taco



Strengthening election security is essential for safeguarding America’s representative government. Elections experts, computer scientists, and cybersecurity professionals are issuing urgent warnings about the vulnerability and reliability of our nation's electronic voting technologies.


Future election security threats may come from any number of potential adversaries with offensive cyber capabilities, including rogue states like North Korea and non-state actors like ISIS. Our nation's aging and outmoded voting technologies create risks of errors and delays as well as heightened vulnerabilities to manipulation or remote hacking. This solutions-oriented panel will feature leading experts on national security, voting systems, and computer science, including:


James Woolsey

Former CIA Director and Chair of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.)

Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Fox News contributor


Lawrence Norden

Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU


J. Alex Halderman

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan


Susan Greenhalgh

Election Specialist at the Verified Voting Foundation


James Scott

Senior Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology


Karen Greenberg (Moderator)

Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School


The briefing will offer an overview of threats to election cybersecurity and a range of potential federal and state policy solutions for auditing and verifying elections. We hope to see you there!