Securing Democracy: Misinformation, Disinformation, and the Cyber-War for the 2022 Midterms

October 21, 2021
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As Director of the US Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, Director Chris Krebs said the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history,” While voting machines, ballot counters, and mail-in ballot infrastructure were protected, another war continues to be waged in the cyber domain. Misinformation and disinformation, spread through social media, influence public discourse and have mobilized groups to be dangerous and violent ends. As we approach the 2022 midterms, what is the way forward to ensure a secure and fair election?

Join the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for a conversation with Chris Krebs, Former Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and now a partner at the Krebs Stamos Group, and moderated by Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-Sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.