Tags 2018 elections

NSA's Russian cyberthreat task force is now permanent

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

The task force the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command created last year to thwart Russian influence and cyberattacks is now permanent.

House Republican campaign arm hacked during 2018 election

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The breach exposed thousands of NRCC emails to the attacker and appears to be the work of a sophisticated actor, a source familiar with the matter told CyberScoop.

Tech companies offered free products to help secure the election. Now what?

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

It's becoming trendy for private companies to volunteer their services for the sake of election security. Will they help beyond 2018?

The key to protecting the midterms is resilience for election systems, experts say

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

DHS's top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, says he's "a little nervous" about the midterms, but he and his peers argue that the country is more prepared to deal with the threat of interference.

Report: People are crowdfunding to buy voter data off hacker forums

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

While data is being illicitly sold, it was not necessarily illicitly obtained, as voter records are in many cases public records.

Trump administration touts 'extensive, historic' actions to secure elections

by Ryan Duffy • 10 months ago

On Thursday, National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a strong defense of President Trump’s “extensive, historic” efforts to strengthen the security of U.S. elections.

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