2018-06-06 17:00:00 2018-06-06 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Defending Canadian Democracy from Cyber Attacks Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP,Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 1C3

Wednesday June 6, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 1C3

As Canada prepares for the 2019 federal election, government institutions, political parties, individual politicians and media are all on the radar of adversaries, ranging in sophistication, from hacktivists to foreign governments. Understanding the potential for attack and what organizations and individuals can do to thwart these threats is key to ensuring the legitimacy of Canadian elections.
About the Event

The incidence of cyber threats on the democratic process poses an increasing international risk to electoral integrity. While some of the new technology threats are familiar — fake news, propaganda, theft of information – others remain outside of the discourse. Additionally, the scale, speed, reach, ease, and sophistication of potential attacks is unprecedented.

As Canada prepares for the 2019 federal election, government institutions, political parties, individual politicians and media are all on the radar of adversaries, ranging in sophistication, from hacktivists to foreign governments. Understanding the potential for attack and what organizations and individuals can do to thwart potential threats is key to ensuring the legitimacy of Canadian elections.

The Public Policy Forum will bring together experts for a panel discussion on what needs to be done, what is being done and what you can do to counter these digital-based threats to democracy.

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Defending Canadian Democracy from Cyber Attacks

 

Scott Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Technology Security
Elizabeth Dubois, Assistant Professor of Communications at the University of Ottawa
Jan Neutze, Director of Cybersecurity Policy at Microsoft
Michael Pal, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, Director of the Public Law Group
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