Election Security

McConnell Voices Support for $250 Million in Election Security Funds

The bill marks “a great step forward,” but states will need more consistent investment to make long-term improvements, according to CISA Director Chris Krebs.

CISA Chief Calls on Cybersecurity Community to ‘Stop Selling Fear’ 

Director Chris Krebs wants government and industry to get a broader community of people involved in the fight against digital threats but not by fearmongering.

Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

It showed another kind of election security threat: companies looking to profit from a country on edge about the integrity of its national and local elections.

Army Cyber Command Ready for Aggressive Ops Around 2020 Election, Chief Says

Russia and other actors who try to meddle in the election will be met with a much broader, aggressive and more unified cyber campaign than in years past, according to Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty.

Fewer Than Half of States Take These Two Election Security Precautions

The Brennan Center for Justice found only 24 states will both have voting systems that create a paper trail and require audits of the 2020 election results.

Here’s What Foreign Interference Will Look Like in 2020

The incentives for foreign countries to meddle are much greater than in 2016, and the tactics could look dramatically different.

Can Voting Online Via Phone Boost Turnout?

West Virginia became the first U.S. state to use mobile voting in a federal election.

Ready or Not, Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting Is Getting Closer

Some voters in Provo and other Utah County cities will be able to cast ballots on a blockchain-powered mobile app in a pilot program for the August election.

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FBI Director Names China the Nation's Most ‘Severe Counterintelligence Threat’

Russia also shows no signs of stopping its election interference efforts ahead of 2020, Christopher Wray told lawmakers.

Protecting Election Systems Will Take Much More Federal Money, Report Says

The threat of foreign interference in U.S. elections remains, so the federal government must help state and local officials shore up defenses, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice.

Lawmakers Grapple with Improving Election Security While Respecting States’ Rights

Experts say paper ballots are the way to go, but pushed back against efforts to federalize elections.

Senators Question FBI’s Response to 2016 Russian Hack of Florida Election Tech

The lawmakers also want to know how the agency is working to ensure election officials can adequately report cyber threats in 2020.

To Fight Online Disinformation, Reinvigorate Media Policy

Disinformation, toxic speech, and polarization online are a result opaque digital information systems. The fix? We can start by updating the approach of media policy for the new environment.

Six States to Craft Election Security Plans Through National Academy

The National Governors Association-sponsored policy academy will help officials from Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia devise communications and response plans to deploy if their election systems come under attack.