The Cyber Presidential Campaign of 2016
Former Department of Homeland Security official and cyber security expert Jack Thomas Tomarchio will discuss the importance of cyber security regarding the upcoming election during a lecture at Dickinson. The talk, “The Cyber Presidential Campaign of 2016,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, 208 W. Louther St. It is free and open to the public.
The 2016 Presidential Election has seen several examples of cyber exploitation, such as the hacking of Democratic Party information, allegedly by foreign actors. According to Politico, hackers have tried to exploit the voter registration systems in more than 20 states. In addition, cybersecurity firm Carbon Black reports more than one-in-five registered U.S. voters may choose not to vote due to fears about cybersecurity and vote tampering.
Tomarchio is the founder and a principal with the Agoge Group, LLC, an international strategic advisory firm. He is also executive vice president for cyber strategy with Xero Day Cyber, a cyber-solutions firm. Tomarchio serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council at The Pennsylvania State University, the board of advisors of the Drexel University Cyber Security Institute and the Security Industry Association’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.