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A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

Matt Masterson, CISA’s top election security official, to step down

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

He led a team that reassured the public that the 2020 election was secure, despite President Donald Trump’s baseless assertions to the contrary.

Securing voter registration databases takes on added importance in pandemic, DHS official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

The greater amount of absentee voting and mail-in ballots “shifts the risk towards voter registration data security,” senior DHS official Matt Masterson said Wednesday.

Election commission hires cybersecurity expert to help states with 2020 infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

Joshua Franklin has been working as an election security advocate for years, drawing attention to the issue at hacking conferences.

Lawmakers offer Illinois election work as blueprint to secure 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

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

The key to protecting the midterms is resilience for election systems, experts say

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 years ago

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.

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