Surviving Election Season: New threats to US-based nonprofits and advocacy groups and what we can do about it

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surviving election season

Six weeks before the US election, your non-profit advocacy organization is fighting for issues you’ve always fought for—some of which are suddenly aligned with the major candidates and ballot measures. Overnight, your staff receives a relentless campaign of death threats, suspicious emails, and outright lies from angry trolls targeting your organization. You’ve heard how cyberattacks, harassment, and disinformation can impact an organization’s mission, reputation, employee well-being, and bottom line, but what do you need to do next? How do you recover, and is there anything you can do to be more resilient to these attacks?

The Citizen Clinic at UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is helping build the digital capacity that civil society needs to remain secure. On Tuesday, September 22nd, human rights technologist Sarah Aoun and Chris Garaffa from Trans Lifeline, will join Citizen Clinic’s Steve Trush to discuss how the 2020 election season changes the security threats facing civil society organizations, even those not involved in political campaigns.

These security professionals will discuss what non-profit organizations should prepare to encounter before Election Day and in the months after November 3rd. Audience members will learn ideas to keep civil society up and running even when organizations have no spare time, money, or people to counter malicious attacks.

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Event Details

Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Presenters:

  • Steve Trush
  • Sarah Aoun
  • Chris Garaffa