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

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 11 months 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 • 2 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.

DHS, Microsoft to brief states on latest Russian intelligence activity

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

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.

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