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Lawmakers offer Illinois election work as blueprint to secure 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Building on progress made in Illinois and elsewhere requires more federal money, experts say.

Microsoft: U.S. presidential campaign, government officials targeted by recent hacking effort

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Phosphorus, also known as APT35, has targeted email accounts associated with an unnamed U.S. presidential campaign along with current and former U.S. government officials.

FBI, DHS advise states on potential Russian voter suppression tactics in 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

State officials called the memo a reminder of the degree to which foreign adversaries seek to interfere in the U.S. electoral process.

U.S. Treasury sanctions Russian financier for 2018 election interference attempt

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

The sanctions come after the Internet Research Agency was attempting to meddle in the 2018 elections.

DEF CON Voting Village report explores vulnerabilities in ballot-marking devices, calls for paper-based audits

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The DEF Con Voting Village is calling for “more comprehensive studies” of equipment that is increasingly a part of the voter experience.

Microsoft will offer free Windows 7 support for election officials through 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The move is the latest step by Microsoft and other powerful tech companies to offer free or discounted services in support of election security.

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