Tags 2018 midterms

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

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

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

Center for Internet Security looks to expand threat sharing program to political campaigns

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The goal is to chip away at the security-resource deficit facing candidates, as numerous tech companies are trying to do by offering free security services to campaigns.

Nielsen: DHS to quicken bad-actor alerts in run-up to Election Day

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

DHS will be much faster to alert state officials if their computer networks are being probed by hackers this election season compared to 2016, according to Kirstjen Nielsen.

Rep. Speier: Congress needs a hack demo to understand election vulnerabilities

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

“I think that if we can fashion some kind of an interactive experience for members to watch… then we’ve got their attention,” Rep. Jackie Speier told CyberScoop.

In this election security drill, Massachusetts cops battle hackers to protect the vote

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Police in Massachusetts gathered in mid-September to practice responding to cyberattacks from an adversary bent on disrupting the democratic process.

Wyden: Tech company has told multiple senators of foreign hacking attempts

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

A major tech company has informed “a number of senators and Senate staff members” that hackers have targeted their personal email accounts, according to Sen. Ron Wyden.

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