Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Fall 2020: Election Cybersecurity

Fall 2020: Election Cybersecurity

Course No:
EECS 498-005
J. Alex Halderman
EECS 388 or permission of instructor

Elections, the foundation of democracy,are increasingly subject to electronic attacks. Manipulation of social media, hacks against campaigns, and vulnerabilities in voting equipment create unprecedented risks.

This special topics course will examine the past, present, and future of election security, informed by perspectives at the intersection of computer science, law and public policy, politics, and international affairs.

We will study how elections can be attacked and work to help defend them, using a broad range of technical and public policy tools.
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