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The key to protecting the midterms is resilience for election systems, experts say
DHS's top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, says he's "a little nervous" about the midterms, but he and his peers argue that the country is more prepared to deal with the threat of interference.
DHS, Microsoft to brief states on latest Russian intelligence activity
DHS will use the domain takedown as another reason to brief states on the latest threats that could threaten the 2018 midterm elections.
Election exercise pairs states with intelligence community in unprecedented opportunity
With midterm elections less than three months away, state and local officials rolled up their sleeves to take part in the most sophisticated national-level election security exercise to date.
Election security legislation gains attention on Capitol Hill
Senators are making a renewed push to secure voting infrastructure ahead of the midterm elections.
DHS official: States will probably know first if malicious cyber-activity hits primaries
The Department of Homeland Security is on standby to alert state officials of any malicious cyber activity during Tuesday’s primary elections, but it will likely be the states themselves that know first if something is amiss, Matthew Masterson, a senior cybersecurity adviser at DHS, told CyberScoop.
DHS security unit makes another big hire from elsewhere in government
The National Protection and Programs Directorate has hired Daniel Kroese, the chief of staff for Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, as a senior adviser.