Advanced Cyber Security Center to hold Campaign Cyber Defense Workshop June 4th at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Industry, government and academic experts collaborate to explore strategies for strengthening election security and campaign reputation management

BOSTON, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) today announced a Campaign Cyber Defense Workshop, to focus on effective cyber security practices for campaigns. The event will take place Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The Campaign Cyber Defense Workshop brings together experts from the region’s industry, university, and government organizations to address campaign security and effective practices for maintaining campaign integrity -- covering everything from data security to countering reputation attacks. 

EVENT: ACSC Campaign Cyber Defense Workshop
DATE: Monday, June 4, 2018 (8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Ave #100, Boston, MA 02210
REGISTRATION: Attendees can register at Eventbrite
Cost: $149 ($99 early bird, before April 30)

The event will arm those in Massachusetts and New England with effective methods to address campaign cybersecurity. Featured speakers at the ACSC Campaign Cyber Defense Workshop include:

  • Robby Mook -- Senior Fellow, Defending Digital Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Jake Braun -- CEO, Cambridge Global Advisors and Managing Director, Cambridge Global Capital. Faculty/Lecturer, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Cheryl Davis -- Managing Director, FTI Consulting (former Director of Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council)
  • Ron Ford -- Cybersecurity Advisor (New England), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Hans Olson -- Assistant Undersecretary of Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Danny Rogers -- Co-founder and CEO, Terbium Labs. Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project
  • Andrea “Andy” Coville -- CEO, Brodeur Partners
  • Joe Trippi -- Founder & President,
  • Michael Figueroa -- Executive Director, Advanced Cyber Security Center

The event will focus upon key campaign security topics including:

Reputation Management and Defense -- Effective practices in monitoring media channels and detecting misinformation attacks. Reporting and response mechanisms to combat such attacks.

Campaign Cyber Defense -- Experts will cover what resources are available to protect political campaign operations, messaging, and data. What are common sources and modes of attack that campaign officials should be aware of and what resources are available to better protect campaign assets?

“The time is now to begin building new resources, communications paths, and information sharing protocols that prepare us to overcome new digital threats to our democracy as they arise,” said Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the ACSC. “We are hosting this workshop to make industry cybersecurity knowledge more accessible and strengthen the integrity of the whole election lifecycle.”

About the Advanced Cyber Security Center
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a non-profit and cross-sector regional collaborative that is focused on building a stronger community defense by harnessing the collective resources of its members to solve common cyber security problems. As a leading federally-registered regional Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), the ACSC serves as a security community hub that encourages cross-sector collaboration, taps advanced technology solutions, and promotes effective practices to help organizations strengthen their own cyber defense. At the same time, the ACSC deepens the capacity of the broader cyber community by enabling organizations to collectively address common problems, reduce duplicative effort, and establish a new baseline for security across the New England regional community.

Media Contact:
Michael Schultz
Cavalier Communications