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Edward Graham

Technology Reporter, Nextgov

Edward Graham
Edward Graham is a technology reporter for Nextgov, where he reports on national security technologies and policies, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and election security issues. He received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2016.
Cybersecurity

Malicious cyber activity is unlikely to compromise election infrastructure

"Extensive safeguards in place” will make it difficult for bad actors to interfere in upcoming midterm elections, according to a joint public service announcement from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI.

Cybersecurity

Communication breakdowns hurt otherwise positive view of federal ransomware support, GAO says

State, local, tribal and territorial governments have “generally positive views” of agencies’ ransomware assistance, but cited “inconsistent communication” from the FBI as a challenge.

Data & Analytics

FAA launches data visualization dashboard to better inform public about the national airspace

New interactive ‘Fact Book’ hopes to make the FAA’s collected data on the U.S. aviation sector easier for readers to comprehend.

Cybersecurity

How simple claims of election interference can be enough to prompt real-world threats

Officials remain on guard against foreign meddling in U.S. elections, as CISA and other agencies work to strengthen partnerships and intelligence sharing efforts with state and local election administrators.

Cybersecurity

Report outlines electromagnetic pulse protection for critical infrastructure

The report uses approaches for safeguarding the National Public Warning System as a blueprint for defending other vital systems and services from electromagnetic pulses.

Cybersecurity

Election officials have been largely successful in deterring cyber threats, CISA official says

Public-private partnerships and enhanced resource sharing activities have been key to defending against outside threats to voting systems, according to the head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center.

Data & Analytics

Lack of equitable data is harming underserved communities, US chief data scientist says

Enhanced data collection efforts and outreach are needed to improve outcomes for underrepresented communities across the country.

Cybersecurity

CISA hosts election security exercise ahead of 2022 midterm elections

State and local officials, along with representatives from federal agencies and election industry companies, participated in the “Tabletop the Vote” exercise to prepare for a range of hypothetical risks to election operations.

Cybersecurity

Misinformation campaigns and threats are undermining confidence in U.S. elections, official says

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is ramping up efforts to defend voting systems from outside intrusion, but the spread of online misinformation and threats against election officials still damage faith in the electoral process.

Data & Analytics

Heat.gov offers real-time data, resources to combat extreme heat

The website for the distribution of extreme heat-related information includes interactive data, tools, maps, forecasts and other resources.

Cybersecurity

Hackers use more sophisticated scams to drive costly data breaches, analysis finds

Criminals are using more sophisticated methods, including virtual meeting services, to take advantage of compromised business emails and accounts for financial gain.

Cybersecurity

Election officials want to tell the public 'where the good guys won' in cyber efforts

As misinformation around the 2020 elections continues to swirl, state election officials say that DHS and CISA should do more to raise up ‘successes’ around efforts to mitigate vulnerabilities in voting systems.

Public Safety

Amazon admits to giving police ring footage without owners’ permission

The smart-doorbell company, which has partnered with more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies, said in a letter that it shared multiple videos with police departments without first seeking user consent.