Black Hat USA Keynote Addresses Election Security During A Pandemic

Learn about the novel challenges of keeping elections safe and secure during a global health crisis in Matt Blaze’s keynote address at Black Hat USA next month!


The United States is preparing to hold presidential elections in the middle of a global pandemic, and that brings with it a whole host of complications for the security of the electoral process.

That's why Black Hat organizers are pleased to confirm that tech and policy expert Matt Blaze will be delivering a keynote address at the virtual Black Hat USA event next month that's all about the challenges of keeping elections safe and secure during a global health crisis.

In his Stress-Testing Democracy: Election Integrity During a Global Pandemic keynote Georgetown University's Matt Blaze will explore the roadblocks (technological, logistical, and political) that stand in the way of holding a secure, safe, and efficient national election in the wake of COVID-19.

Technologists have long warned that much of the technology and infrastructure we depend on for voting suffers from exploitable vulnerabilities that could be used to cast doubt on the integrity of elections. Those problems are extremely challenging under normal circumstances, but a global pandemic adds a new dimension to the mix: protecting the health of voters and election workers.

How do we securely and robustly scale up safer, broadly accessible voting mechanisms between now and November? Get answers, analysis, and practical guidance at Black Hat USA next month!


Register now for this year's fully virtual Black Hat USA, still scheduled to take place August 1st through 6th, and get more information about the event on the Black Hat website.

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