Mr. Hale is the Director of the Election Security Initiative, a Department of Homeland Security-led interagency body charged with coordinating federal support to the election infrastructure community. Mr. Hale is a certified information systems manager and experienced cyber operations planner and has supported the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications since 2010. Mr. Hale is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.
Election security is of the utmost importance to democracies across the globe. However, recent elections have shown that there are indeed significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities that must be addressed. This panel session will have representatives from the US and other democracies discuss the ways that they are engaging in ways to keep election infrastructure running safely and smoothly.