If it’s not the word of the year, maybe it should be: disinformation. Disinformation campaigns targeted at the justice system present a new frontier of challenges in maintaining public trust and confidence in our system of government, and no part of the system is more susceptible than the courts. Learn about what these attacks could look like if they end up in your backyard, and what you should be prepared to do to respond.
Siobhan Gorman is a partner in Brunswick Group’s Washington office. She concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs and media relations. She is a member of the Senior Advisory Group for Harvard University’s Defending Digital Democracy Project. She was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 17 years.
Suzanne Spaulding is senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, she served as under secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she led the National Protection and Programs Directorate, now called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, managing a $3 billion budget and a workforce of 18,000, charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure, including election infrastructure.