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DHS official: States will probably know first if malicious cyber-activity hits primaries

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

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.

Lawmakers look to fortify federal cyber defenses ahead of 2018 midterms

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at strengthening U.S. infrastructure ahead of midterm elections this fall.

First-of-its-kind forum on election security gathers state and local officials with feds

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

The forum was the first of its kind and came about a month after federal spending legislation provided states with $380 million for election security.

Spooked by election hacking, states are moving to paper ballots

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

Will it be enough to deter whatever Russia might be planning for 2018 and 2020?

Voting machine manufacturers pushed for cybersecurity information by Sen. Wyden

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

"I write to seek public answers about cybersecurity threats to our election infrastructure," the Oregon Democrat wrote.

U.S. election software companies aren't that worried about phishing emails

by Cassie Stephenson • 1 year ago

Top election software vendors say they are sufficiently protected from phishing emails in the wake of an intelligence report that revealed Russian phishing attacks during the 2016 election may have been more widespread than originally thought.

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