Spring 2022  |  PA 5984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (59032)

Class Component:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
PA 3984 Section 001
PA 3984 Section 001
PA 5984 Section 001
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (13 of 18 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
"Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
Class Notes:
Maurice Turner may be contacted at turn0582@umn.edu.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.

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