House Approves Election Security Funding for State Voting Systems
The House approved $500 million in election security funding for states as part of a $1.3 trillion appropriations package for fiscal 2021 ended September 30, 2021.
U.S. Elections Face Phishing Attack Vulnerabilities: Study
With only three months left until U.S. elections, most state & local election administrators aren’t prepared to fight phishing attacks, Area 1 Security research finds.
MSSPs and U.S. Election Cybersecurity: Infocyte, CyberDefenses Partner
Infocyte, a threat detection and incident response company, and managed security services provider (MSSP) CyberDefenses unveil Election Security Assessments.
U.S. Cyber Command Ready to Combat Election Meddling, General Asserts
Election security is the U.S. Cyber Command’s “top priority,” General Paul Nakasone recently told a House Armed Services sub-committee.
Cyberspace Commission to Offer 75 Anti-Hacking/Election Meddling Recommendations
Bi-partisan Cyberspace Solarium Commission develops 75 cybersecurity calls to action for Congress and President Trump.
Kentucky’s Election Machinery Regularly Scanned by Foreign Hackers, Official Says
The state of Kentucky’s election systems are “routinely scanned” by foreign hackers, including North Korea, Russia & Venezuela, a senior election official says.
DHS Plans “Urgently” Needed to Secure 2020 U.S. Elections, GAO Warns
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) must “urgently” finalize 2020 U.S. election cybersecurity plans, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says.
2020 US Presidential Election Security: Will We Learn From 2016?
Obama administration officials were “limited by incomplete information” on the threat of Russian intervention in the 2016 Presidential election, a Senate Intelligence Committee report says. Will the Trump administration embrace recommendations?
FBI Expands Election Security Alerts Beyond Victims to State, Local Officials
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will now notify state officials when a local election has been hit by hackers.