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