From Election Hacking to Information Operations: Emerging Threats and Cybersecurity Lessons from the Russia Investigation

From Election Hacking to Information Operations: Emerging Threats and Cybersecurity Lessons from the Russia Investigation
November 13, 2018

Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections has highlighted the ways in which cybersecurity threats extend far beyond ransomware and breaches of personally identifiable information (PII). The full scope of risk illuminated by the various investigations into Russia’s active measures campaign include: stealing highly sensitive data through low-tech but reliable hacking techniques; weaponizing information for purposes of causing reputational harm; the risk of causing chaos by hacking into data and changing information; and the frequently-underappreciated risks associated with the Internet of Things.

April Doss recently returned to her position of Chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice after serving a one-year engagement as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia investigation conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. April served as the lead Democratic counsel for the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Please join us at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Boston Office as we hear from April about the lessons she learned from the investigation and how companies around the globe experience similar cybersecurity and data privacy challenges every day.

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