Save the Dates: Cybersecurity Online Training Series for Election Officials

Data breaches, ransomware, and denial of service attacks are becoming regular headlines in America. Cyber attacks are a reality of modern private and public sector operations, including election administration. Election officials are uniquely positioned on the front lines to help safeguard our democracy while ensuring that each vote counts.

To help you rise to the challenge, the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) is partnering with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) to deliver a new cybersecurity training series designed for election officials this July and August.

By bringing together the cybersecurity expertise of CDT with the teaching style of CTCL, the training series offers you accessible levels of technical knowledge coupled with practical next steps—all in an engaging, interactive online classroom environment.

The series will include 3 courses, only $50 each, to empower your election office to manage cyber threats and communicate with the public about cybersecurity. 

After completing the series, you’ll have more confidence to safeguard against and respond to cyber threats in your election office. Seats are limited, so be sure to register today!



July 10 & August 28
1:00 – 2:30pm CT

Cybersecurity 101: Introduction
- Understand cybersecurity terminology
- Identify types of cyber threats
- Create stronger login practices

July 24 & August 29
1:00 – 2:30pm CT

Cybersecurity 201: Intermediate
- Manage access to devices and networks
- Safeguard your election data
- Develop partnerships to overcome security challenges

July 31 & August 30
1:00 – 2:30pm CT

Cybersecurity 301: Communications
- Make a cyber incident response plan
- Inform the public about your office’s security leadership
- Build media allies


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