At Pitt, we believe that no one discipline has a lock on effective solutions to big problems. Hacking4Humanity is a transdisciplinary hackathon focusing on disinformation. Registration opening in September.
Pitt Cyber founding director, David Hickton (on leave), talks Russian hacking and election security in a two-part documentary series examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Agents of Chaos premieres on September 23rd on HBO.
Pitt Cyber's Chris Deluzio joined WITF's virtual panel on Wednesday, September 2 to discuss how election officials are adjusting operations in response to the pandemic – and what it all means in this battleground state where stakes will be especially high.
From voting and election security to personal data protection, the role of cybersecurity in our society is more critical than ever. Hickton discusses Pitt Cyber's election security work that has stayed at the forefront of a national discussion amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Algorithms can reflect existing biases and even accelerate existing discrimination patterns. The Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms seeks to establish best practices and guidelines for municipalities to ensure algorithmic accountability and equity for all.
Pitt Cyber hosted a workshop with the Pitt Diversity Forum to address government use of algorithms. The workshop featured members of the Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms and explored the use of public algorithms in our region, including reasons to be concerned—and reasons to be optimistic.