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NY puts money into election security

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced funding to secure the state's elections infrastructure and protect against foreign interference.

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Misconfigured cloud leaves voter data exposed

The latest elections-related cybersecurity incident involves an robocalling company that left nearly 2,600 files containing voter information in an exposed Amazon S3 bucket.

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Microprocessor designers realize security must be a primary concern

Some innovations in chip design have let secrets flow freely out of computer hardware the same way software vulnerabilities have led to cyberattacks and data breaches.

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The newest risks for state election systems: Russian owners and remote access

A top voting machine vendor admits to putting remote-access software on systems for years, while Maryland officials are seeking DHS' help after discovering a different contractor's Russian connection.

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The 2016 election: A lesson on integrity

If change in any of the many systems that make up the election infrastructure cannot be detected, the integrity of the election process cannot be assured.

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Using encryption to help fight data breaches

Unified key management solutions offer a centralized approach and work across clouds, both on-premises and in data centers.

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Cyber insurance: Can you afford not to have it?

Cybersecurity insurance not only helps with expenses related to incident response, forensics and remediation, but it also helps keep agency security professionals on top of cyber defense.

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Government leads the way in crowdsourced security

The adoption of bug-bounty programs in government has increased 125 percent increase year over year, according to a new report.

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Mueller indictment details hacks on state election systems

The charges describe how two of the Russian conspirators hacked into computers at state offices and an election software supplier to steal voter data and other information.

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Senators push for increased elections security

Although states are working to improve their elections systems security, some senators believe that there’s much more that could be done.

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Georgia invests in cybersecurity

The Georgia Cyber Center is a collaborative space where state agencies, universities and industry will work together on the state’s greatest cybersecurity challenges.

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A human-centric approach to better cybersecurity

Automated and adaptive security response based on how individual users interact with data can boost security without imposing blanket restrictions.

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...

  • IT Consolidation: What's Next for Government Modernization Initiatives?

    IT consolidation has been a high-priority federal initiative for years. While the value is clear, it’s critical for federal IT pros to understand a key piece of the equation: to realize the full value, agencies must also consolidate their ITOM tools.

  • 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.

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