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How US security officials are watching for threats ahead of Election Day

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The big show is finally here, and American officials say they are pulling out all the stops to keep it secure.

Everything you need to know about voting by mail

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

While cybersecurity doesn't come to mind with the mail, we've have a guide that explains the security behind the process.

How a new federal policy for telling election officials about cyber-intrusions got put to use

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

A phishing incident in Missouri shows that protocols put into place after 2016 are working, according to several federal and state election security officials.

Senate Democrats push feds to stand up disinformation 'response center' ordered in NDAA

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

After the 2016 election, the FBI set up a task force on foreign influence. But senators said more needs to be done.

Feds, states unveil pilot program meant to secure voter databases and other election systems

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

The aim is to close a gap in security testing for the broad set of election infrastructure outside of voting machines.

DHS memo: 'Significant' security risks presented by online voting

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The advisory is perhaps the federal government’s sternest official warning yet against online voting.

Why you can’t trust your vote to the internet

by Brett Winterford • 7 months ago

Building trustworthy online voting systems requires governance, transparency and long-term investment in fundamental research.

Experts: Internet voting isn’t ready for COVID-19 crisis

by Brett Winterford • 7 months ago

Yet, the internet will play a crucial role in registration and ballot distribution for this year's election.

Election commission hires cyber-savvy adviser to support 2020 efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

Maurice Turner is set to join the federal commission at the end of the month as a senior adviser to the EAC's executive director.

Election commission hires cybersecurity expert to help states with 2020 infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

Joshua Franklin has been working as an election security advocate for years, drawing attention to the issue at hacking conferences.

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