Hacking the Election: 2020 Cybersecurity Threats, from COVID Tracking App Exploitation to Electronic Voting

How vulnerable is U.S. democracy as we approach the Nov. 3 general election? Politics aside, technology presents its own highly sophisticated threats to an accurate result in the race for President and other consequential seats. Far beyond the grasp of many laypeople and lawmakers, complex cybersecurity risks to election integrity are explained in an accessible manner in this conversation. Guests are a CCNY cryptography and network security expert and the author of a book questioning America’s reliance on electronic voting machines.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau
Guests: Rosario Gennaro, Director of CCNY’s Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software. Jonathan Simon, author of CODE RED: Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy, Election 2020 Edition.
Recorded: October 20, 2020