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Understanding Election Security: Part Two

Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attendance: Virtual Event with the option for In-Person attendance at the Quantico Cyber Hub*

Cost: FREE

This event is for State, Local, Election, and Tribal government officials ONLY.

During this event, we will cover four scenarios to better understand Election Security:

  • Scenario 1: Press contacts election officials about emails being sent from the election office about the withdrawal of a major candidate from the ballot due to personal reasons.

    • These emails are not spoofed, but the result of election office backend systems being penetrated and the emails being sent by the adversary using election office systems.

    • These emails are spoofed, and all election office systems are clean, but the adversary uses this incident to spread a false claim that the election office has been compromised.

  • Scenario 2: The election office is contacted about a sample ballot on the website that has clearly modified language in one description of one of the races.

  • Scenario 3: In Vote-by-Mail state advertising for rogue ballot drop-off locations are found / voters report dropping off their ballots to unofficial location.

  • Scenario 4: During Election Day the Election office telephone lines are blocked by robocalls, officials publicly listed mobile phones are similarily blocked and office website, (epollbook reporting) and emails are blocked by DDOS attack.

* In-person attendance is limited. If interesting in attending this course in-person, email us at info@cyberbytesfoundation.org for additional information.



COVID-19 protocols for in-person meetings are in place per VA Governor executive order.

This course is supported through FEMA grant, EMW-2020-CA-00086.

Cost: FREE