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.
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.
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.
State Officials Call for Federal Funds to Bolster Election Security
The 2020 U.S. elections require more federal funds to fend off foreign hackers & cyberattacks, two secretaries of state assert.
Bill to Make Voting System Hacking a Federal Crime Passes Senate
Hackers breaking into any voting system used in U.S. federal elections can be charged with a federal crime by the U.S. Justice Department, Senate legislation says.
U.S. House Passes Election Security Bill, Senate Approval Unlikely
With the 2020 U.S. presidential election but 17 months away, yet another voting security bill awaits a Senate vote. But will it pass?
U.S. Election Security: Still Major Room for Improvement, Report Says
The U.S. government and private industry can and should do more to “protect the integrity and independence” of the nation’s elections, a new report released by a Stanford University group said.
New Bipartisan Bill: Election Security Collaboration with Foreign Allies?
The Global Electoral Exchange Act proposes a program inside the State Department to share election security information with U.S. allies worldwide.
Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 August 2018
Today’s MSSP & cybersecurity news involves Breach Secure Now, Exabeam, InfoArmor, KnowBe4, Microsoft alleges Russia hacking, Okta, Optiv Security, Summit Business Technologies, U.S. election system security and more.