"election security"

Alabama CIO Jim Purcell resigns

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

Named the state's chief information officer in July 2017, Purcell oversaw an IT consolidation process and the creation of a state cybersecurity operations center.

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

by Benjamin Freed • 4 days ago

The group, which analyzes state and local governments' network activity, said new technology was needed when it began collecting petabytes of data.

NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Rick Driggers, the deputy assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said more information-sharing agreements are needed.

Paper requirement for Texas voting machines dies in legislature

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

A bill that would've phased out all-digital voting machines that don't produce paper records failed to pass before the Texas legislature ended its session, irking election-security experts.

U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.

Florida governor orders statewide review of election cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the state and all 67 counties to review their security after learning Russian hackers had successfully breached two counties' voter databases in 2016.

Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020

by Benjamin Freed • 4 weeks ago

The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.

'Whole-of-state' approach on cybersecurity growing in popularity

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

State IT agencies play an expanding role in coordinating cybersecurity policy all the way down to the lowest levels of government, speakers said at a National Governors Association conference.

Russians hacked two Florida counties in 2016, Gov. DeSantis says

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The governor said he cannot name the counties, citing an "unusual" nondisclosure agreement he signed with federal officials.