Midterm Election Special

Your vote counts. But will your vote be counted?

Alia and Bob team up again for a very special election episode to get to the bottom of Alia’s democratic anxiety: Are voting machines even the easiest way to hack an election? At what stage is your vote most vulnerable? And is democracy doomed in the digital age?!?!

Hear from a whole slew of experts – hackers, cyber-security specialists, the team at DefCon’s “Voting Village”, and more – as we break out the full lifecycle of your vote and every hackable step along the way.

We'll cover:

DefCon presenting their Voting Village findings in DC. Hacking into voting machines 15 years ago with Harri Hursti (Black Box Voting hacker, originator of “The Hursti Hacks”). The vulnerability of voting systems and consequences of HAVA (Help America Vote Act) with tech journalist Kim Zetter (“The Crisis of Election Security”, New York Times). Disinformation and trolling campaigns with researcher Nick Monaco (Oxford Internet Institute, The Computational Propaganda Project; Google’s Jigsaw). The diversity of election systems with election expert Maggie MacAlpine (Nordic Innovation Labs). The impossibility of securing voting software with cryptography and system security researcher Matt Blaze (University of Pennsylvania). Vulnerability of voter registration and long lines with Jake Braun (Cambridge Global, University of Chicago’s Cyber Policy Initiative, Former Deputy National Field Director for President Obama, Organizer of Def Con’s Voting Village). Hacking demonstrations on electronic DRE voting machines with J. Alex Halderman (Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society). Transmitting votes and enlisting white-hat hackers with Mark Kuhr (crowd-sourcing cybersecurity company Synack). Auditing your local Secretary of State’s election security with Adam Levin (CyberScout).

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