Lawmakers, tech vendors fight over election cybersecurity efforts
Lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on election technology vendors to be more responsive to federal officials. The companies said they're being as transparent as possible.
Two Democratic campaigns hit with DDoS attacks in recent months
Hackers launched targeted distributed-denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) against at least two different municipal-level democratic political campaigns involved in recent primary races.
DNC pushes employees, campaigns to embrace email security habits ahead of midterms
Chief Technology Officer Raffi Krikorian and his team have been using a phishing simulation platform named Wombat to challenge their colleagues to spot fake malicious emails.
National labs will probe election tech for vulnerabilities under planned DHS program
The government is currently planning a cybersecurity program that would allow federally funded national scientific laboratories to privately probe and then document security flaws existing in U.S. election technology, most of which is developed and sold by private companies, according to a senior U.S. official.
Senators ask voting machine manufacturers if Russia reviews source code
"Russia’s requests for source code reviews have increased," the senators wrote.
Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward a paper backup ballot: "A lot of states are doing that. And I think that's a great idea."