election security

In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats

by • 3 weeks ago

Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.

Maricopa County, Ariz., to obtain all-new voting equipment after third-party ballot review

by • 4 weeks ago

The county spent $6.5 million in 2019 on voting equipment, which will now be replaced over worries the state Senate's partisan ballot review compromised election security.

Ballot review could force Maricopa County, Ariz., to spend millions on new voting equipment

by • 2 months ago

An election law expert said the "audit" of more than 2.1 million ballots by an unqualified firm could force the county to buy entirely new voting technology.

Election disinformation was a 'game changer,' Maricopa County, Ariz., CISO says

by • 2 months ago

Lester Godsey, CISO for the nation's fourth-largest county, told an RSA Conference panel that government cybersecurity teams need to make countering disinformation a core service.

CISA makes .gov domains available for free

by • 3 months ago

The federal government will no longer charge agencies $400 to register a .gov site — at least for the rest of this year.

Secretaries of state ask DHS to expand anti-disinformation fight

by • 3 months ago

Eleven bipartisan state election chiefs want the agency to build on the Rumor Control website that knocked down false claims about the voting process last year.

Despite 2020 successes, election officials' disinformation fight continues

by • 5 months ago

Last year's election may have been the "best administered," but officials are still seeking to stem the flood of disinformation that caused so much unrest.

New guide on election system supply chains aids risk evaluations

by • 5 months ago

A new report from the Center for Internet Security breaks down the components of various election systems and highlights their potential vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.

Think tank plans to train state lawmakers in cybersecurity

by • 6 months ago

The National Cybersecurity Center is planning a 50-state (virtual) tour to help raise awareness of cyber hygiene and threats among legislators.