The Cyber Policy Initiative at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy has announced a new initiative that aims to recruit volunteer technologists who can offer aid and assistance to state and local election officials.
The Election Cyber Surge will build a database of technologists available to help across a wide range of cybersecurity issues. According to the Initiative, the database will be searchable by skill set, subject matter expertise, and cybersecurity experience.
In addition to the Harris School, the Election Cyber Surge program is supported by Microsoft, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Public Interest Technology University Network (PITUN), and the Election Integrity Foundation.
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