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Cyber Threats to Elections: How Vulnerable Is Ukraine?

November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for the second meeting of the Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine focused on the upcoming Ukrainian presidential and parliamentary elections as well as Kyiv’s ongoing reform efforts, including efforts to combat corruption and support for civil society.The Task Force meeting will focus on the serious challenge of cyber security, which has become crucial to Ukraine’s democracy and the integrity of the upcoming Ukrainian elections. Accordingly, discussants will focus on issues of cyber security pertinent to Ukraine’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. Leading Ukrainian experts will share their assessments on: how vulnerable Ukraine’s election system is in the face of potential cyber threats, notably from Russia; what steps need to be taken by the Ukrainian government, including the Central Election Commission (CEC), Cyber Police and other state agencies to counter them; and what can civil society and international partners do to support these efforts. In September experts of the RPR Election Reform Group developed a reform roadmap for the new CEC approved by the Parliament of Ukraine on September 20, 2018. The roadmap, including cyber security recommendations, was presented at the meeting with the new CEC members on September 28. Discussants: **Tetiana Slipachuk, Chair of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (from Kyiv) **Harald Jepsen, International Senior Adviser, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (from Kyiv) **Olga Aivazovska, Board Chair of OPORA Civil Network, Board Chair of International Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine (from Kyiv) Moderator: **Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States WHEN:   Friday, November 30….  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM WHERE: The German Marshall Fund of the United States 1744 “R” Street, NW Washington, DC 20009> FOR MORE INFORMATION: To RSVP, please contact John Alexander at 1 202 683 2607 or . http://www.gmfus.org/events/cyber-threats-elections-how-vulnerable-ukraine

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Date:
November 30, 2018
Time:
9:00 am