"election security"

DHS works to gain trust, help states on election security

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The department worked hard to win over election officials who were uneasy about working with the federal government, Jeanette Manfra said at the South by Southwest Conference.

Denver to test blockchain-encrypted mobile voting in May election

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The city's deployed military and overseas voters will be offered the ability to use Voatz, the mobile-voting app that was tested in 2018 by West Virginia.

Rural Jackson County, Ga., recovering from ransomware attack

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

The attack knocked out all county email services and forced the sheriff's department to revert to recording arrests and jail bookings on paper.

Ohio cybersecurity bill focuses on election security, civilian response group

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

The bill would allow the secretary of state's office to hire a chief information security officer, and fund the creation of a unit of civilian cybersecurity professionals to respond to attacks on state or local government.

CIOs recruited for election security find a familiar challenge, NASCIO president says

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Delaware CIO James Collins said state IT chiefs have the experience securing critical government systems that's now required of state election officials.

Election officials ask Congress for new wave of security funding

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

But there are disagreements over how many strings should be attached if the federal government offers states more money.

Blockchain voting could grow beyond West Virginia

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The company behind West Virginia's much-scrutinized blockchain-encrypted ballots for overseas voters says other states have expressed interest.

Illinois CISO departs state government for private sector

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Chris Hill, who was appointed to the job in March 2018, departed state government after 15 years for a role with a software development firm.

As states consolidate, customer relationships matter more

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

On StateScoop's Priorities podcast, NASCIO's executive director says as more states consolidate IT, customer service has become more important to CIOs.

State's voting machines pose 'clear and present danger,' warns Pennsylvania election security commission

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

In a new report, the body urges the state to replace its touchscreen-based machines with those producing paper ballots as soon as possible.

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