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UpGuard Presents Protecting the Vote: 2020 Election Security

Tune in for a presentation from election security experts including David Carroll, star of Netflix’s “The Great Hack”.

Mountain View, CA.,Oct 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UpGuard, the third-party risk and attack surface management platform, announces the next event in digital summit series, Protecting the Vote: 2020 Election Security, featuring an exclusive line-up of security experts to help viewers understand the unique risks to the 2020 US election. This panel discussion will take place virtually on November 2, 2020, 2pm PST. 

Technology is critical to the way we run modern elections. From the campaigning process brought to the forefront in 2016 by the Cambridge Analytica investigation to the execution of voting through electronic voting machines, every step of the political process is increasingly vulnerable to security threats. Learn from experts at the intersection of politics and technology about how this election will test the integrity of our electoral systems and what we can do to “protect the vote.”

Each panelist is committed to helping attendees decode disinformation, and uncover the real risks imposed on free and fair elections. Esteemed speakers include: 

  • Professor David Carroll - Famous for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica for his voter profile and star of Netflix documentary, “The Great Hack”
  • Jennifer Cohn - Lawyer and election integrity advocate, writer, and journalist
  • Chris Vickery - Director of Cyber Risk Research at UpGuard, responsible for identifying and securing nearly two billion sensitive records to date 
  • Alan Sharp-Paul - Cybersecurity expert, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UpGuard 

Since its founding in 2012, UpGuard has secured hundreds of millions of publicly exposed records and assisted customers in reducing time to assess their vendor security performance by over 40%. UpGuard has uncovered numerous voter and governmental data breaches from organizations including the NSA, the RNC, ES&S, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Aggregate IQ (Cambridge Analytica), and many more. Organisations including NASA, the New York Stock Exchange, the NSW State Government, IAG and many others rely on the UpGuard platform.

“UpGuard Summit is providing a platform for leaders in security to come together to discuss the most serious threats facing our critical systems today,” said Kaushik Sen, UpGuard CMO. “We’re extremely excited to have this group of experts from a variety of disciplines at this special event. Protect the Vote really showcases what Summit is about—building awareness and sharing information so that we can ensure the integrity of our industries, government, and communities.”

Visit the UpGuard Summit page to register today!

About UpGuard Summit

Summit is our quarterly virtual event designed to explore the future of security, help businesses stay secure, and connect security leaders from leading companies.

About UpGuard

UpGuard helps businesses manage cybersecurity risk. UpGuard's integrated risk platform combines third party security ratings, security assessment questionnaires, and threat intelligence capabilities to give businesses a full and comprehensive view of their risk surface.

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