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Senators introduce election cybersecurity bill to improve information sharing

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

Two Senators on the Intelligence Committee introduced a bill that would let states receive classified information about election threats and help them identify new threats.

U.S. voting machines are easily hackable, DEF CON report says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

A number of voting machines used in U.S. elections are easily hackable, a report from DEF CON, one of the world’s largest hacker conventions, found.

Time is running out for state officials to be approved for cybersecurity intel ahead of elections

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

With just about a month left before the polls open in New Jersey and Virginia for gubernatorial elections, the Department of Homeland Security is racing to vet state officials who have applied for the ability to receive classified briefings, people familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop.

North Korean hackers came close to hacking Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

North Korean hackers targeted foreign policy advisers to Clinton's presidential campaign, focused on stealing policy documents, memos and other confidential information, multiple sources told CyberScoop.

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.

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