7 episodes

Our candidate is Democracy.

In order to uphold Democracy, we must protect its fundamental cornerstone: free and fair elections. This is the driving goal of the fully nonpartisan USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative. Today, misinformation, disinformation, and cyber attacks are rampant, aiming to weaken campaigns and elections on local, statewide, and national levels. We host cybersecurity workshops in all fifty states to bolster defense. Tune in to our podcast to hear major takeaways from professionals in the fields of cybersecurity, elections, campaigns, and public relations.

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Our candidate is Democracy.

In order to uphold Democracy, we must protect its fundamental cornerstone: free and fair elections. This is the driving goal of the fully nonpartisan USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative. Today, misinformation, disinformation, and cyber attacks are rampant, aiming to weaken campaigns and elections on local, statewide, and national levels. We host cybersecurity workshops in all fifty states to bolster defense. Tune in to our podcast to hear major takeaways from professionals in the fields of cybersecurity, elections, campaigns, and public relations.

    Ep. 7 - Social media platforms change how they defend against disinformation.

    Ep. 7 - Social media platforms change how they defend against disinformation.

    In today's episode, listen to Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative, talk with Marie Harf, USC Election Security Analyst, as they discuss how social media platforms are changing their tactics to fight disinformation.

    Guest: Marie Harf, USC Election Security Analyst

    For additional resources on election cybersecurity, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis response, visit our website here.

    Read more from our experts in the Expert's Corner here.

    Sign up here to get the Election Cybersecurity Initiative newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

    • 6 min
    Ep. 6 - Biden's Administration to defend cyberspace, NYC Rank Voting Explained, Farewell to Pam Fessler

    Ep. 6 - Biden's Administration to defend cyberspace, NYC Rank Voting Explained, Farewell to Pam Fessler

    The Biden Administration rolls out measures to defend cyberspace against foreign interference, New York City's rank voting explained, and a farewell to NPR's correspondence, Pam Fessler. 

    Listen to Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative, talk with Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow at Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst, as they discuss election cybersecurity topics currently in the news.

    Guest: Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst

    For additional resources on election cybersecurity, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis response, visit our website here.

    Read more from our experts in the Expert's Corner here.

    Sign up here to get the Election Cybersecurity Initiative newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

    • 3 min
    Ep. 5 - Russia vs China - Hacking and Ransomware Attacks

    Ep. 5 - Russia vs China - Hacking and Ransomware Attacks

    In today's episode, listen to Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative, talk with Marie Harf, USC Election Security Analyst, as they discuss the latest in hacking news and ransomware attacks, the difference between Russia and China hacking, and what is being done about it.

    Guest: Marie Harf, USC Election Security Analyst

    For additional resources on election cybersecurity, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis response, visit our website here.

    Read more from our experts in the Expert's Corner here.

    Sign up here to get the Election Cybersecurity Initiative newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

    • 4 min
    Ep. 4 - The infrastructure funding plan, Michigan State Senate Report, and The National Guard's role in cybersecurity

    Ep. 4 - The infrastructure funding plan, Michigan State Senate Report, and The National Guard's role in cybersecurity

    Biden pushing for a bipartisan infrastructure deal, the Michigan State Senate confirms election was good, and the National Guard is stepping up their role in cybersecurity.

    Listen to Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative, talk with Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow at Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst, as they discuss election cybersecurity topics currently in the news.

    Guest: Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst

    For additional resources on election cybersecurity, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis response, visit our website here.

    Read more from our experts in the Expert's Corner here.

    Sign up here to get the Election Cybersecurity Initiative newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

    • 3 min
    Ep. 3 - Arizona's Election Audit, Colonial Pipeline, and Nevada election security updates

    Ep. 3 - Arizona's Election Audit, Colonial Pipeline, and Nevada election security updates

    Security concerns about Arizona’s election audit. What keeps policymakers up at night about the Colonial Pipeline. Nevada’s latest take on election security.

    Listen to Adam Clayton Powell, III, Executive Director of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative, talk with Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow at Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst, as they discuss election cybersecurity topics currently in the news.

    Guest: Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and USC Election Security Analyst

    For additional resources on election cybersecurity, disinformation and misinformation, and crisis response, visit our website here.

    Read more from our experts in the Expert's Corner here.

    Sign up here to get the Election Cybersecurity Initiative newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

    • 4 min
    Episode 2 of USC Election Security Podcast

    Episode 2 of USC Election Security Podcast

    In this episode of the Election Cybersecurity Initiative Podcast, host Adam Clayton Powell III speaks with Maurice Turner, Cybersecurity Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy. They discuss the latest developments in cybersecurity such as Arizona’s election audit, Indiana’s new information-sharing bill, and the Department of Homeland Security’s approaches to disinformation. This nonpartisan podcast explores the future of democracy through election security and campaign integrity.

    • 4 min

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