Magilton, Hurwitz Speak at USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative

14 Jul 2020    

Elsbeth Magilton and Gus Hurwitz

Executive Director of Technology, Security, and Space Law Initiatives Elsbeth Magilton and professor Gus Hurwitz were featured expert speakers during the University of Southern California’s Election Cybersecurity Initiative’s Nebraska Workshop on June 18.

Magilton delivered a presentation entitled “Cybersecurity Research and Programming” during the Perspectives panel, which also featured U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R).

Hurwitz participated in the Thought Leadership panel, which featured other University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors, and state leaders.

The initiative, which has planned to host free workshops in all 50 U.S. states, focused on exploring and discussing the topics of “cyber security, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis communications” during its Nebraska workshop. One of the broad goals of the initiative is to “strengthen election cybersecurity” through each of these state workshops, as well as making information regarding best election practices accessible to everyone.