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DHS, FBI promise to improve defense of election systems ahead of 2018 campaign season

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Although state governments are primarily responsible for defending their own election infrastructure, they can and are often encouraged to request help directly from federal agencies, including DHS and FBI.

DHS, election officials begin work to protect voting systems ahead of 2018 elections

by Cassie Stephenson • 5 months ago

State election officials concerned about timeliness and funding as the government rolls out the DHS plan to implement election systems as “critical infrastructure."

Cybersecurity doubts may spook voters in future elections

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

The doubts are sharpest when it comes to the ability of state and local election authorities to defend against a cyberattack.

State election officials resisted federal cybersecurity assistance during 2016 election

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

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

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

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

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

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

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