Foreign Election Interference: The Dog That Did Not Bark

Foreign Election Interference: The Dog That Did Not Bark

Robert Knake event

 

Tuesday, December 8, 12 p.m.

Foreign Election Interference: The Dog That Did Not Bark

Knake book

Description: Robert Knake will examine efforts by Russia, China, Iran, and other countries to influence the outcome of 2020 presidential, congressional, and state-level elections as well as U.S. efforts to thwart them. Mr. Knake’s presentation will draw on insights from his book, The Fifth Domain: How to Protect Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats, and reflect on the extent to which foreign influence campaigns succeeded and how well U.S. cyber defenses secured the elections.   

Bio: Robert Knake is the Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for the development of presidential policy on cybersecurity and built and managed federal processes for cyber incident response and vulnerability management. He has testified before Congress on cybersecurity information sharing and on the problem of attribution in cyberspace and written and lectured extensively on cybersecurity policy. Knake holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and undergraduate degrees in history and government from Connecticut College.  

The speaker event is open to all UAlbany students, faculty, and staff. The Zoom link will be sent via email. For more information, contact Sean Seward ([email protected]) or Kyle Lindemann ([email protected]).