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07/06/2022
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Internet voting rides again

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee last week signed legislation that could allow some of the state’s registered voters to cast their ballots over the internet, despite concerns raised by election officials and critics of electronic voting. While the legislation passed with comfortable margins, it raised criticisms that submitting votes over an internet connection could imperil the secret ballot, including that the bill was "worded to present a false sense of security." Benjamin Freed reports.


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Incident reporting now the rule in Virginia

A new law that took effect in Virginia last week requires the commonwealth’s agencies and local governments to report cybersecurity incidents within 24 hours of detection. It makes Virginia the latest state to create reporting requirements for events like ransomware and data breaches. Since the start of 2021, Indiana, New Hampshire and West Virginia have also imposed similar measures. Ben has more.


Justice sets sights on ransomware

The Justice Department last Friday announced a new strategic plan for combatting cybercrime, focused on disrupting ransomware attacks and prosecuting the financially motivated actors who carry them out. Among the steps it plans to take is "significantly" increasing the number of investigations prompted by ransomware incidents, and increasing seizures or forfeitures of hackers' ill-gotten gains by 10%. Read more on FedScoop.


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