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National Election Security Summit

September 10-11, 2018

St. Louis, Missouri

Event host:
World Wide Technology, 1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146

National Election Security Summit

September 10 — 11, 2018

St. Louis, Missouri


Monday, September 10, 2018


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration at World Wide Technology Campus (WWT)
12:00 PM
Press Conference
Plan to arrive by 11:30 AM. Email communications@sos.mo.gov to pre-register.
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Conference Welcome
  • Secretary Jay Ashcroft, Missouri
  • Mike McGlynn, WWT Vice President of Security Solutions
1:30 - 2:30 PM
What's Out There?
Potential Security Threats and How to Identify Them
  • Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EI-ISAC)
    • Ben Spear, Director
2:30 - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 - 3:45 PM
Defending Democracy
Mitigating Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Secretary of State Panel Moderated by Secretary Jay Ashcroft
    • Secretary Barbara Cegavske, Nevada
    • Secretary Matthew Dunlap, Maine
    • Secretary Paul Pate, Iowa
    • Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:15 - 4:45 PM

Break

4:45 - 5:45 PM
What's Being Done?
Election Industry Leaders Discuss Improvements and Security
Best Practices In the Wake of the 2016 Elections
  • Moderated by the Bipartisan Policy Center
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Evening Reception
Hosted By CyberScout
Zurich Ballroom - Sheraton Westport Chalet

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast (Provided by WWT)

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Security Isn't Just Cyber
Bolstering Physical Security on and Around Election Day
  • Panel discussion of local election authorities moderated by Eric Hodge, CyberScout
    • Michael Ertel, Seminole County, Florida
    • Eric Fey, St. Louis County, Missouri
    • Marjorie Pitts, Clay County, Iowa
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Federal Action
Legislative Activities in the Wake of the 2016 Elections
  • Senator Roy Blunt, Committee on Rules and Adminstration, Chairman
10:15 - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM
What If?
Effective Communication Before and During a Crisis Situation
  • Panel discussion of state and local election officials led by Adam Montgomery and Rebecca Rausch of Fleishman-Hillard
    • Brandee Patrick, Louisiana
    • Noah Praetz, Cook County, Illinois
    • Cliff Rodgers, Knox County, Tennessee
11:45 - 12:45 PM
What Now?
Available Resources and Tangible Action Items
  • Panel discussion led by Paul DeGregorio
    • Thomas Hicks, Election Assistance Commission
    • Matt Masterson, Department of Homeland Security
12:45 - 1:00 PM
Conference Closing
  • David Steward, Founder and Chairman of World Wide Technology