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State election officials resisted federal cybersecurity assistance during 2016 election

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

Eventually "33 states and 36 cities and counties" used DHS tools to scan for vulnerabilities or ask for advice by election day 2016.

Russian hackers targeted 21 states before 2016 election, FBI still investigating

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

The disclosure was made for the first time during a hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Wednesday.

Top Democrat wants 'full scope' of foreign hacking against election systems publicly disclosed

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

The Intelligence committee will hold an open hearing on foreign hacking on Wednesday.

After a long fight, Raytheon wins $1 billion cybersecurity contract with Homeland Security

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 days ago

EINSTEIN is a DHS tool defending and providing situational awareness to federal networks.

Question for states: Why isn't more DHS grant money funneled to cybersecurity?

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

A House bill to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security includes a requirement to study why state and local governments have not been using homeland security grant programs to fill the large gaps in their cybersecurity defenses.

After 2016 election hacking, Illinois politicians pose cybersecurity questions to local officials

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

Two lawmakers are asking questions about what might have been hacked and how local election officials responded.

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