election security

Voter registration 'a huge target' for ransomware

by • 24 hours ago

The legacy database systems and remote access protocols many election administrators use are frequent entry points for attacks, Recorded Future's Allan Liska said.

Disinformation is biggest threat to election security, experts tell Congress

by • 3 days ago

But election officials have "vastly improved" their cyberdefenses with IT investments since 2016, the head of the Center for Information Security said.

Annual election security tabletop drill put officials through 'Armageddon-like' test

by • 1 week ago

About 2,100 federal, state, local and private-sector officials joined the three-day exercise, which simulated attacks against election-related IT and civil unrest related to the pandemic.

Colorado official details plans for penetration testing of election systems

by • 1 week ago

Trevor Timmons, CIO for the Colorado secretary of state, explained a new partnership with the security firm Synack to test election systems ahead of Nov. 3.

Ransomware continues to be election-security fear for local officials

by • 2 weeks ago

Small local governments' vulnerability to cyberattacks threatens their ability to administer the upcoming election, county officials were warned.

‘Build a coalition’ for election security, says New Jersey’s CISO

by • 2 weeks ago

The need for actionable intelligence requires broad collaboration on election security, said New Jersey Chief Information Security Officer Michael Geraghty.

Election officials praised for sharing information, knocked for sharing passwords

by • 2 weeks ago

Secretaries of state have made great strides, a senior DHS official said, but some officials at the county level still need to work on basic cyber hygiene.

Delaware backs out of mobile voting weeks before primary

by • 2 months ago

Concerns over the security of the online voting platform OmniBallot caused election officials to reverse course on a pilot project.

Georgia's buggy new voting machines lead to hours-long waits on primary day

by • 2 months ago

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger blamed malfunctions in the new $104 million system on user error, but election-security advocates argue the devices are unreliable.