The UMBC at Shady Grove Cybersecurity Program Presents

The State of U.S. Voting System Security

with speaker

Joshua Franklin

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: The Universities at Shady Grove
Building III (Camille Kendall Academic Center) Room 3241
9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850


This presentation discusses the current state of election security in the United States. A description of the government agencies involved in US elections is provided, alongside an overview of the voting system technology in use today. Pain points within the current election ecosystem are highlighted, alongside potential paths forward to solve those issues.

Speaker Bio

Professor Joshua M Franklin is a senior security engineer at the Center for Internet Security, the nonprofit organization maintaining the Top 20 CIS Controls, CIS Benchmarks, and hosting the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Prior to CIS, Joshua researched enterprise mobile security, cellular security, and electronic voting at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). While at NIST, he managed the mobile security laboratory at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Joshua graduated from George Mason University with a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance. He received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.


Dr. Behnam Shariati and UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Association at USG

About the Cybersecurity Association at USG

The UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Association at USG is an organization created and managed by UMBC Cybersecurity graduate students at Shady Grove. The mission of Cybersecurity Association is to promote the study of Cybersecurity and to raise Cybersecurity awareness and knowledge in the community through panel discussions, conferences, and Cyber competitions. Also, the Cybersecurity Association aspires to create a supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to network, learn, and grow.

For more Info please contact the President of Association Hajar Nourozi
Cybersecurity Association Team at this time:
The Vice President of the Cyber Association Paul Thacker
The Secretary of the Cyber Association Da Zhao
The Treasury of the Cyber Association Ali Askari
Industry Advisor of the Cyber Association David Becker

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