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Utah bill explores taking mobile voting statewide

by • 1 week ago

Legislation that would order election officials to study the feasibility of mobile voting statewide has already passed the state House, and is making its way through the Utah Senate.

MIT researchers find vulnerabilities in Voatz mobile voting app

by • 2 weeks ago

Researchers claimed they found flaws that allowed them to alter ballots or compromise voters' anonymity, but Voatz said their findings were based on an outdated version of the app.

Mobile-voting firm balks at Oregon senator's concern over security

by • 3 weeks ago

The company, Voatz, said Sen. Ron Wyden's letter asking his home state to reconsider the use of its mobile-voting app "increases the fear of technology."

Former Iowa CISO Jeff Franklin joins secretary of state's office

by • 3 weeks ago

Jeff Franklin, who stepped down last week as Iowa's CISO, will lead cybersecurity efforts for the office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.

After Iowa Dems' caucus app mess, election officials distance themselves

by • 3 weeks ago

As a malfunctioning app delayed results of Iowa's presidential caucuses, state and local election officials reminded people that they were not involved.

DHS creates 'tabletop in a box' for local election security drills

by • 3 weeks ago

A new guidebook offers local election officials step-by-step drills of what to do and who to call in the event of an actual cyberattack.

What's next for state and local government IT in 2020?

by • 3 weeks ago

StateScoop and NASCIO look ahead to the issues expected to affect CIOs most in 2020, from election security to robotic process automation.

La. secretary of state blasts managed service providers for lax cybersecurity

by • 4 weeks ago

Kyle Ardoin told his fellow secretaries of state that the vendors many local governments use for IT services don't offer security strong enough for elections.

Securing elections starts with securing voter registration

by • 4 weeks ago

State election officials are implementing all sorts of cybersecurity measures. Protecting voter registration databases needs to be the top priority, says Samuel Visner of the MITRE Corporation.