Tags 2016 elections

Securing voter registration databases takes on added importance in pandemic, DHS official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The greater amount of absentee voting and mail-in ballots “shifts the risk towards voter registration data security,” senior DHS official Matt Masterson said Wednesday.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks 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 • 2 months ago

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

Reality Winner seeks clemency for leaking NSA report on Russian hacking attempts

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

Winner was sentenced in 2018 after she allegedly mailed classified information from the NSA.

Obama administration 'not well-postured' to counter Russian election interference, Senate committee finds

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

Difficulties in understanding the full scope of the Russian cyber threat hampered the administration's response.

As Iowa caucuses loom, states drill with feds to protect 2020 elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

The goal is to seize on deeper between federal and state officials to prepare for 2020.

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