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Voting-machine companies are thinking about vulnerability disclosure, bug bounty programs

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The industry has some very particular challenges to work out before establishing a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program. But the big companies are changing their thinking.

DEF CON Voting Village matures as industry keeps its distance

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The country's top three voting gear vendors were a no-show, but there was still plenty of enthusiasm at DEF CON's Voting Village.

NSA to establish new Cybersecurity Directorate to boost defense

by Shannon Vavra • 4 weeks ago

Anne Neuberger, who is leading the intelligence agency's task force on Russian election interference, will become the NSA's first director for cybersecurity.

10,000 Microsoft customers targeted by nation-state attacks in the last year

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Microsoft has tied the attacks — some of which have been successful — with a group linked with Iran (APT 33), with a group from North Korea (APT 38), as well as with two groups linked with Russia (APT 28 and APT 29).

Elizabeth Warren wants to overhaul U.S. election security

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president in 2020, wants to replace outdated voting systems with voter-verified paper ballot machines, mandate voting equipment be paid for by the federal government, and require risk-limiting audits before elections take place.

Ruling possible soon on legality of discounted anti-spearphishing services for campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

The FEC signaled that it thinks Congress would be a more appropriate theater for such issues.

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