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RNC, DNC bank on Duo authentication ahead 2020 election

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The RNC is big on 2FA and social media training.

What would a vulnerability disclosure program look like for voting equipment? Expect an RFI soon

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Voting equipment vendors have heard presentations from Bugcrowd, HackerOne, and Synack, according to ES&S's Chris Wlaschin.

Sen. Warner says hacking, disinformation are the future of war, and urges the U.S. to keep up

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

Sen. Mark Warner says the world has entered a new phase of nation-state conflict in which cyberwarfare and information warfare are the primary means through which countries assert their power on the world stage.

Voting-machine companies are thinking about vulnerability disclosure, bug bounty programs

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The industry has some very particular challenges to work out before establishing a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program. But the big companies are changing their thinking.

FEC approves anti-spearphishing service for campaigns at low cost

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

Security vendor Area 1 previously argued it's not trying to curry favor with candidates, and that it receives business value in collecting intelligence from attacks aimed at campaigns.

Elizabeth Warren wants to overhaul U.S. election security

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president in 2020, wants to replace outdated voting systems with voter-verified paper ballot machines, mandate voting equipment be paid for by the federal government, and require risk-limiting audits before elections take place.

Ruling possible soon on legality of discounted anti-spearphishing services for campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

The FEC signaled that it thinks Congress would be a more appropriate theater for such issues.

FEC allows nonprofit to provide free cybersecurity services to campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 7 months ago

The FEC said campaigns need all the help they can get to deter foreign adversaries.

Election commission names new lead for testing and certifying voting systems

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Jerome Lovato’s appointment comes as the commission prepares to help secure the 2020 election.

Election Assistance Commission loses key tech expert ahead of 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Ryan Macias also manages EAC’s program for certifying and decertifying voting system hardware and software, which works with the country’s top voting equipment vendors.

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