County election systems just got a (simulated) stress test

by • 4 months ago

Election systems in the fictitious Pictoria County were subjected to ransomware, power outages and acts of God during a tabletop exercise.

Arizona ballot review undermined election security, new EI-ISAC leaders say

by • 9 months ago

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar said the Maricopa County recount is "the very opposite of what election officials around the country have been working to do."

MS-ISAC hits 10,000 members, eyes continued growth with local governments

by • 2 years ago

The cybersecurity association for state and local governments has swelled as the Center for Internet Security, the nonprofit that runs it, marks 20 years.

'No bar' to what election officials shared on Election Day, DHS says

by • 2 years ago

A senior Department Homeland Security official said "the engagement was great" with state and local officials on Election Day.

'This is how it was all supposed to work': The EI-ISAC readies for Election Day

by • 2 years ago

The director of the information-sharing organization for election officials said preparations for Election Day are unfolding just as planned.

State IT and elections officials struggled to communicate, says Senate report on 2016 Russian hacking

by • 3 years ago

State IT agencies received alerts about threats against voting systems, but often did not share with election officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

Intrusion monitors for election security are going virtual

by • 3 years ago

Some states are now using a software-based version of the Albert sensor, a device election officials use to detect malicious network activity.

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

by • 3 years ago

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

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

by • 3 years 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.