[December] Chapter Meeting – How to Hack a Presidential Election – Mr. Mark Rasch

How to Hack a Presidential Election

Presented by Mr. Mark Rasch

Thursday, December 08, 2016

5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner

6:30 – 8:00 PM – ISSA NOVA Announcements & Program

Mr. Rasch will describe the fragility of modern IT systems due to their key dependencies on contributing systems. The example he will use is the US Presidential election system and how it could theoretically be compromised.

Mark D. Rash, Esq. is an attorney and information security and privacy consultant in Bethesda, Maryland. He has worked with companies like TJX and other on data breach and data breach disclosure investigations, developed data breach disclosure policies and procedures for members of the Direct Marketing Association, and developed information security and incident response policies and plans for Fortune 50 companies and major financial institutions. He worked with VISA and MasterCard to help develop the original PCI (Payment Card Industry) guidelines for securing payment systems.

markraschHe was formerly a Managing Director for Technology at FTI Consulting, the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Counsel for Cautionary, Inc. and Vice President for cyberlaw Predictive Systems, Inc., where he provided computer security consulting and implementation services to the US Government, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and commercial enterprises. He is also a founding consultant to Triopoly (now TruArx), specializing in PCI compliance solutions. For almost 10 years, Mr. Rasch lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to investigate and prosecute computer crime investigations, forensics and electronic evidence laws. He investigated and prosecuted the earliest computer crime cases including those of Kevin Poulson, Kevin Mantic, and Robert. T. Morris.

Mr. Rasch has written and lectured extensively on computer crimes, trademark, and trade secret issues on the Internet, and has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, ABC’s Nightline, PBS’ Technopolitics, CNBC, and NPR as an expert on computer law and policy. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the Washington College of Law at American University, where he taught courses in white-collar crime, at the George Washington College of Law at American University, where he taught courses in white-collar crime, at the George Washington University School of Engineering, where he taught courses in Law for Engineers, and at the Catholic University School of Law where he taught courses in Evidence Law. He is also a senior advisor and former faculty member at the University of Fairfax graduate and PhD program in information security where he has taught classes in computer incident response and forensics. He authors a monthly column on law and technology on Symantec’s SecurityFocus website, and an occasional contributor to Wired Magazine and the Intellectual Property Law Journal.


Location: Oracle Corporation

1900 Oracle Way

Reston, VA 20190

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/issa-nova-122016

For registration problems or further information contact Saravanan Ramachari at: vp_programs@issa-nova.org

ISSANOVA Senior Officers: Steve Battista, Randy Sabett

ISSANOVA VPs: Karen Frederick, Rhonda Farrell, Cathy Hogendobler, Alfred Ouyang, Saravanan Ramachari, Rick Smith, Ana Valentin, John W. von Ruden

ISSANOVA Directors: Houda Abdelghani, Constantinos Doskas, David Jackson, Girish Mukhi, Lauren Rousseau, Raymond Stamps, Olga Velazquez

Strategic Partnerships: Rhonda Farrell

Sponsored By: The ISSA Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter of ISSA International

Marketing Sponsors: American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 509, IEEE Computer Society – Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters, IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) NoVA, ISSA Intl Women In Security Special Interest Group (WIS SIG) issa_marketing-sponsors