Cybersecurity, Russian Interference, and the Midterm Elections
Robert Mook, Jeff Pegues, Debora Plunkett, and David Sanger
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and the mounting concern over further interference in the 2018 midterm elections, questions of our nation's cybersecurity abound as voters prepare to head to the ballot box. How can we apply intelligence and policy to limit meddling in our elections and our culture at large? What have we learned from the 2016 elections so far, and what else should we be learning? What is already being done in the field of cybersecurity to defend our digital democracy? Join us for a panel discussion with political strategist Robby Mook, cybersecurity expert Debora Plunkett, and Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times David Sanger, moderated by CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues as they address concerns relating to cybersecurity, international relations—specifically those with Russia—and our upcoming midterm elections.
Robby Mook is a nationally recognized political strategist, who has organized winning organizations at the local, state and national level. Mook served as Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where he built a $1 billion, 50-state, 4,500-person organization. He also ran Terry McAuliffe’s winning campaign for Governor of Virginia, U.S. Jeanne Shaheen’s first winning campaign for U.S. Senate, and led the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2012, when Democrats gained 8 seats. Mook is now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a CNN contributor.
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times. In twenty-six years at the Times, he has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for investigative, national security, and White House reporting. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons.
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