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Election Cybersecurity: Legislation May Fund Election Official Training

Pending Legislation could direct $1 million in 2023 to train election officials at the state & local level on handling cybersecurity.

No Election Day Hacks Reported; Cyber Defenders on Alert for New Threats

U.S. election day came and went without a sniff of a cyber attack — but cybersecurity officials remain wary of a post-election barrage from foreign operatives.

US Election Cybersecurity: CISA Virtual War Room Counters Attacks, Report Says

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) CISA wing builds election day virtual war room to alert state and local voting officials of cyber intrusion attempts by foreign adversaries, report says.

Report: Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from Wisconsin GOP’s Trump Re-Election Campaign

Hackers stole some $2.3 million from the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s campaign to re-elect President Trump, a report said.

Hacking Voting Systems Officially a Federal Crime, Trump Signs Bill

Legislation declaring hacking both foreign and domestic into voting systems a federal crime has been signed into law by President Trump.

Delaware Gov Activates National Guard Cybersecurity Squad to Support 2020 Election

Governor John Carney recently activated Delaware’s National Guard 166th special Cyberspace Operations Squadron to help protect the state’s voting infrastructure for the 2020 elections.

John Ratcliffe

Russia, Iran Email Campaigns Target U.S. Presidential Election

Russia & Iran have both tried to interfere with the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warns.

Report: Majority of U.S. States, Territories Vulnerable to Potential Voting Hacks

Most U.S. states & territories have IT infrastructures vulnerable to cyber breaches, SecurityScorecard report says. Votings systems are at risk.

U.S. Grabs 92 Domains Controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard

The United States has seized 92 domain names allegedly used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRG) to conduct a global disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming elections, the Department of Justice said.

Microsoft Warns China, Iran, Russia Increasing Cyber Attacks on U.S. Elections

Hackers from China, Iran & Russia allegedly execute hundreds of cyber assaults on organizations & staffers associated with the election campaigns of President Trump & candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft reports.