Speaker BIO

Sebastian Bay is the team leader for election security at the Swedish Election Authority. Sebastian was a senior expert at NATO StratCom CoE from 2018 to 2020, where he focused on election protection and social media manipulation. Before joining the StratCom CoE, Sebastian was responsible for the election protection preparation efforts at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency ahead of the 2018 Swedish national elections. Sebastian recently co-authored a chapter on "A Swedish Perspective on Foreign Election Interference" in Defending Democracies: Combating Foreign Election Interference in a Digital Age.