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February 28, 2018

“Election meddling is going to continue. And in the short run, it’s probably going to get worse.”

That’s according to Gregory Treverton, the former chair of the National Intelligence Council who now teaches at the University of Southern California. I reached out to him to get a better understan...

February 25, 2018

Lawmakers of both parties want more scrutiny of the companies whose equipment and software does everything from store voter data to record the vote.

The furor over fake news and Russian bots is overshadowing another weak link in the security of U.S. elections — the computer equipment and softwa...

February 22, 2018

With the first congressional primary less than three weeks away, state election officials are ramping up efforts to protect their voting systems from cyber attacks as the nation's intelligence officials warn that Russia will once again try to meddle in U.S. elections.

Some states are moving to...

February 21, 2018

The Election Assistance Commission has been “educating” the Department of Homeland Security on election cybersecurity issues for several months, while DHS is simultaneously providing the commission with sufficient resources to combat threats to election systems run at the state and local level...

February 21, 2018

Michael Daly, chief technology officer of cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon, has suggested multiple strategies for U.S. states to secure voting systems ahead of the midterm elections.

Daly called on state election officials and cybersecurity staff to gather in a conferenc...

February 21, 2018

NATIONAL-SECURITY EXPERTS ALSO BACK BIPARTISAN BILL AIMRED AT IMPROVING US VOTING INFRASTRUCTURE

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/21/doj-announces-cyber-digital-task-force-to-tackle-e/

The Department of Justice will convene an agency-wide task force to study how adversaries may use...

February 21, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday touted the department’s effort to engage with state and local officials on guarding U.S. voting infrastructure from cyber threats, stressing that public trust in vote counts “relies on secure election infrastructure.”

Nielsen issued t...

February 19, 2018

At first, new recruits to the Internet Research Agency, the notorious Russian troll factory, were thrilled by the better-than-average salaries they earned simply for posting on the internet. But one says he eventually realized that the work hid a darker reality: both they and their audience we...

February 17, 2018

THEY USED THIS CASH TO PAY FOR INFLAMMATORY ADS

Russian trolls used Paypal to sow chaos in the 2016 US election, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment today of 13 Russian nationals.

The indictment accuses members of the St Petersburg “troll factory” Internet Research Agency of...

February 14, 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-cyber/u-s-democrats-push-1-billion-bill-for-election-security-idUSKCN1FY2S5

Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike...

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