Stress-Testing Democracy: Election Integrity During a Global Pandemic

Presented at Black Hat USA 2020 Virtual, Aug. 5, 2020, 9 a.m. (60 minutes)

<span>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? This talk will explore the challenges - technological, logistical, and political - of keeping our elections running during a crisis.</span>


  • Matt Blaze - McDevitt Chair in Computer Science and Law, Georgetown University
    Matt Blaze holds the McDevitt Chair in Computer Science and Law at Georgetown University. His work focuses on security, privacy, cryptography and scale, especially at the intersection of technology and public policy.


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