League of Women Voters of Wellesley are set to present “Election Security: Threats and Solutions” on Tuesday, October 16, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Barbara Bluestein Simons, a voting cyber security expert, will be the guest speaker.
Dr. Simons co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of the Department of Defense’s Internet Voting project (SERVE) in 2004, because of security concerns. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the US Election Assistance Commission since 2008. Dr. Simons is retired from IBM Research and is a former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the oldest and largest international educational and scientific society for computing professionals. She is the only woman to have received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering at U C Berkeley, where she earned her PhD in computer science. Simons currently serves as chair of Verified Voting, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for legislation and regulation that promotes accuracy, transparency and verifiability of elections. Dr. Simons is a proud member of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization, which encourages informed and active participation in government. For more information on the Wellesley chapter, visit LWVWellesley.org.
This program is free and open to the public.