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Congress puts $380 million toward election security

The omnibus funding bill includes grant funding to help states secure their election systems.

NIST targets APTs with resilience strategies

With advanced persistent threats becoming more common, the National Institute of Standards and Technology offers guidance on creating more secure systems.

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Senate committee wraps up investigation, issues election security recommendations

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its initial recommendations on election security after investigating Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 U.S. elections.

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Patching security holes in GPS, computer timing

Researchers have developed techniques to detect fake GPS time and location signals and correct the information in real time.

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Explainer: What is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

By adding random noise to the aggregate data, differential privacy can protect information about individual users while still providing accurate results from database queries.

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Defending military vehicles against cyberattacks

The Army is scouting for an intrusion defense system for military ground vehicles that will protect against cyberattacks.

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Should government social media accounts be treated as critical infrastructure?

Social media accounts used for timely or sensitive communications should be subject to the same cybersecurity practices followed by the energy, transportation and chemical sectors.

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Best practices for election systems security

A new handbook from the Center for Internet Security details ways jurisdictions can improve the security of their digital elections systems.

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Is your county elections clerk ready for Russian hackers?

In a decentralized election system with more than 10,000 separate jurisdictions, the onus for security is on local officials.

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Can IoT transmissions be securely encrypted?

MIT researchers have developed a tiny, low-power chip that is hard-wired to perform public-key encryption.

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Despite security concerns, states haven't upgraded voting tech

Although election security has received significant attention following the 2016 presidential election, a new report finds that little has changed since 2015.

Recent data breaches spark debate over 'reasonable' notification rules

States are trying to beef up consumer protections by clearly defining how quickly residents must be notified of a data breach and broadening the category of "personal information" covered under such laws.

Topic Resources

  • Security in the Cloud: Moving Beyond Compliance

    Creating a fully compliant cloud-based system is hard enough, but even that doesn’t go far enough to ensure security. As federal agencies are migrating to the cloud, some are learning best methods for creating a cloud-based security model they can trust...

  • Case Study: City of Fayetteville

    What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

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