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Speakers
Ben Hagen
Schedule
Day Day 3 - 2012-12-29
Room Saal 4
Start time 11:30
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 5177
Event type Lecture
Language used for presentation English
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Securing the Campaign

Security and the 2012 US Presidential Election

This talk will go into some of challenges, solutions, and stories from securing a campaign for the 2012 US presidential election.

Modern US political campaigns are large, sophisticated, and well-funded efforts to communicate with, persuade, and organize national-scale populations. With this complexity and scope comes a number of unique security challenges. The growing importance of technology has necessitated the development of robust and secure solutions that are resilient against a large number of attack vectors.

This talk will go into some of challenges, solutions, and stories from securing a campaign for the 2012 US presidential election.

The speaker led the application security program for a 2012 US presidential campaign. According to most accounts, this was the first position, in a US campaign, filling a dedicated security role.