election security

Despite 2020 successes, election officials' disinformation fight continues

by • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 months ago

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

No evidence SolarWinds hack touched election systems, acting CISA chief says

by • 2 months ago

Speaking to the National Association of Secretaries of State, Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales also addressed the agency's work to combat misinformation.

Harris County, Texas, ditches paperless voting machines

by • 3 months ago

The county was the largest jurisdiction in the country to still use electronic voting machines that cannot be audited.

Former CISA Director Krebs again defends election security efforts

by • 4 months ago

Chris Krebs told members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee that fanciful claims surrounding voting technology are "corrosive to the institutions that support elections."

Election tech vendor Smartmatic demands retractions from right-wing media over misinformation

by • 4 months ago

Smartmatic, which has been the subject of baseless conspiracies, said reports on Fox News and other channels have led to death threats against its employees.

Georgia official calls on Trump to stop attacks on election workers

by • 4 months ago

"It has to stop," Gabriel Sterling, who manages the state's voting systems, said after a young technician received death threats fueled by far-right social media.

Secretaries of state react to CISA Director Krebs' firing

by • 5 months ago

Democratic secretaries of state were quick to praise Chris Krebs after President Donald Trump fired the CISA director, but most of their GOP counterparts have been silent.