To assess the threat to California's elections systems, the Assembly and Senate elections committees held a joint informational hearing on cybersecurity. The hearing discussed steps California officials have taken and can take to shield state voting systems from foreign attacks.
The hearing featured testimony from Andrew Grotto
, William J. Perry International Security Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation and former senior director for cybersecurity policy at the White House under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Also testifying were California Secretary of State Alex Padilla; Matthew Masterson, a commissioner with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; several county election officials; and other cybersecurity experts.