“The Cybersecurity 202: Election vendors should be vetted for security risks, says watchdog group”

WaPo: The federal government should start vetting companies that sell election systems as seriously as it does defense contractors and energy firms, a top election security group argues in a proposal out this morning.Under the proposal from New York University’s Brennan Center … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Swing state election websites aren’t secure against Russian hacking, McAfee says”

WaPo: County election websites in two battleground states are highly vulnerable to hacking by Russia or another adversary that might seek to disrupt the 2020 vote by misleading voters about polling locations or spreading other false information. About 55 percent of county … Continue reading

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In Major 143-Page Ruling, Federal Court Blocks Georgia’s Use of Paperless DRE Machines after 2019, Requires Paper Backup System for 2020 if New BMD System Not Ready, and Requires Improvements to State Voter Registration System

You can find Judge Totenberg’s extensive and thoughtful opinion at this link. The court issued a preliminary injunction and the state could appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. But this opinion marshals a great deal of evidence as to the problems … Continue reading

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“Voting Machine Security: Where We Stand Six Months Before the New Hampshire Primary”

Brennan Center: In late July, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the Russian government’s attacks on America’s election infrastructure.[1] While the report offered dozens of recommendations related to vast and varied election systems in the United States … Continue reading

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Senate Intelligence Committee Report: “Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds”

NYT: The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016, an effort more far-reaching than previously acknowledged and one largely undetected by the states and federal officials at the time.But … Continue reading

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