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An abundance of caution months after a cyber assault on one municipality’s IT systems.
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.
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The state had to expedite phase two of the project.
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The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.
The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.
The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.
Two key officials say offices at all levels of government are rapidly bolstering defenses ahead of November elections.
The Senate Intelligence Committee also touted the Voting Village’s efforts to probe election equipment while chastising its naysayers.
Jim Condos says the latest draft will force states like his to spend more money on auditing. Meanwhile, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission says states are focused on cybersecurity ahead of 2018 midterms.
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The state wants to add every city and county government to its automated threat feed program in the next three to four years.
The election officials said replicating their systems is “extremely difficult,” but others say they’re reluctant to let cybersecurity experts access them to test for vulnerabilities.
One state and one local official told a congressional committee that smaller jurisdictions require additional federal technical assistance for priority upgrades to voting equipment and security.
The Census Bureau will conduct its first largely online decennial census in 2020 but hasn’t said how it will secure the process.
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