Sacramento, CA | May 23, 2019

Make America Secure Again

Election System Solution Pitch Event in Sacramento Valley


What is "Make America Secure Again"?

"Elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy. We recognize the fundamental link between the trust in election infrastructure and the confidence the American public places in basic democratic function. A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security." ~ Department of Homeland Security

We know now it will take an army of cyber and privacy experts to keep us safe. Having a secure and resilient electoral process should be one of our nation's highest priorities and collaborating with the best of the best in systems, policy and compliance experts will help us get where we want to be. We need to be aware of evolving threats and agile enough to combat them.

If you are a cybersecurity professional or a company with a solution, a startup that is building an AI solution that will make our election systems more secure, then get in front of our judges. They will pick the best idea and make you a winner of one on the most important things in defending our democracy. 

Call For Entry (CFE)

Are you the information security solution provider with a mind-blowing idea? Do you think you got what it takes to make the American election systems secure again and want to demonstrate what you can do to leading security professionals?  

If the answer is yes to both, then start by registering for one of the selection categories. 

 Categories judges will consider include:  

  • The best new software solution  
  • The best software solution to enhance the existing electoral system 
  • The overall best idea for the most improved and secure election system (can be software or process, or both)  

You will then be able to present your pitch in front of the highly skilled information security judges in McClellan Park, California on May 23 at 5:30 pm. 

The cost of entry is $150 per company - until April 15, $200 until April 30th, and $250 until May 15th. The cost of entry between May 15th and 20th is $500. No entry after May 20th will be accepted.

Our Judges

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about cybersecurity and privacy.

Malcolm Harkins  

Chief Security and Trust - Cylance

Wendy Curl 

Vice President of ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter 

Louis Stewart CIO - City of Sacramento

Michael Reese CIO - DSA Technologies

Mark Haney

CEO of HaneyBiz | Host of The Mark Haney Show on Talk 650 KSTE | Angel Investor | Keynote Speaker 

Matthew Rosenquist - Moderator

Cybersecurity Strategist at Intel - Linkedin Top 10 Tech Voices 2018

Mari Heiser  

Distinguished Engineer CTO NA Cloud - IBM Security  

The Process and Agenda

Make America Secure Again will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over half-a day, in the sunny Sacramento, California.

Each hour will be made up of engaging pitch presentations from some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity and privacy. 

Thursday, May 23:

5pm-6pm: Registration

6pm-9pm: Pitch Sessions / Main Event

9pm-10pm: After Hours Social


Our event will be held at McCellan Business Park:

3140 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 101 McClellan, CA 95652  

This is the official event t-shirt you can buy in 4 different colors: Click the link below to make a purchase. 

*There is a limited supply of 50 available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to Allegiant Giving and Battle for Veterans. 

CapitolSEC Founders and Managing Advisory Board

The CapitolSEC managing board members are passionate about bringing together information security and privacy experts to have in-depth conversations between those concerned about our nation’s election security. Our event is one of the first forums we’re planning designed to bring forth new ideas and demonstrations of amazing security solutions. We are committed to fighting threats from cyber criminals and addressing organizational risks.

Adam Benson 

Chief Marketing Officer & Co- Founder

Carmen Marsh

President & Co-Founder

Michael Reese

Chief Security Officer

Marcus Haney 

General Director of CapitolSEC