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October 8, 2018


Secretary Padilla, Federal and State Law Enforcement Officials to Hold Election Cybersecurity Briefing

SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be joined by federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday, October 9, to discuss California’s election cybersecurity initiatives ahead of the November 6, General Election. Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be in attendance. 

California has scaled up its cybersecurity efforts since 2016. The legislature and governor approved $134 million to invest in new voting equipment and $3 million to establish the Office of Election Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management.

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Matthew Masterson, Department of Homeland Security Senior Cybersecurity Adviser
Mark Ghilarducci, CalOES Director
Nick Horton, California Highway Patrol Assistant Commissioner
Dean Logan, Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:00 am


California Secretary of State's Office
Executive Office - 6th Floor
1500 11th St
Sacramento, CA 95814


Secretary Padilla: SOS Press Office, (916) 653-6575


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