Election Security

How Estonia Secures Its Electronic Elections From Kremlin Attacks

Could innovations like a volunteer infosec corps and 'data embassies' help the U.S.?

DHS Cyber Unit Fields False Alarms But No Hacks on Election Day

Incidents flagged as potential attacks turned out to be malfunctions or accidents, according to Homeland Security officials.

Brian Kemp Was Warned of a Cyber Vulnerability. He Weaponized It—Again

Georgia’s secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate has a history of attacking those who point out the flaws in his state’s election cybersecurity.

We Tested Facebook’s Ad Screeners and Some Were Too Strict

The platform mistook a disabled veterans fundraiser for a political ad.

5 Ways to Reduce Election Security Risks

Election officials must ensure the security of our election process, a daunting task due to tight budgets.

Vigilance Is Required to Protect Midterm Election Voting

The question of whether your vote is safe may come down to where you live.

After Midterm Elections, a Focus on Securing Campaigns

The Homeland Security Department hopes campaigns can cooperate on cybersecurity rather than compete.

Americans Trust Government More than Tech Companies to Combat Election Influence Ops

A survey found that U.S. adults think it’s highly likely some nation will try to interfere in the midterms and aren’t confident government or industry can stop it.

DHS Preps Extra Cyber Support for States with Close Midterm Races

The tightness of an election is just one factor in where the Homeland Security Department will field its Election Day cybersecurity teams.

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a DHS official said.

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

But your personal data from voting rolls is more public than you likely realize.

Voting Experts: Why the Heck Are People Still Voting Online?

At least 100,000 online ballots—including the votes of overseas military personnel—were cast in 2016.