Tagged as election security

The electoral reform policy plan to end Russian interference in the UK

politics.co.uk: Revelations last week about the scale of interference from Russia’s military intelligence agency highlight the extent to which states will go to influence global affairs. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has shown the Russian GRU intelligence agency was “almost certainly” behind cyberattacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency and the governing body of the US […]

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Report outlines keys to election security

MIT News: The most secure form of voting technology remains the familiar, durable innovation known as paper, according to a report authored by a group of election experts, including two prominent scholars from MIT.

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Creating a culture of proactive security

electionLine: There was a fire, a tornado, and the heating system went down in the ballot-tabulation room. There was fake news on social media and real news media in the room. Polls opened late and stayed open late. The state voter registration database went down. Tabulation machines failed to tabulate. There were concerned citizens and advocates demanding […]

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MP warns of cyber threat to Australian elections

Computerworld: The shadow assistant minister for cyber security, Gai Brodtmann, has called for the government to classify Australia’s election systems as a “critical infrastructure sector” under the Trusted Information Sharing Network in order to “overlay the appropriate scrutiny and assurance mechanisms to assure the Australian people of the cyber resilience of their democracy”.

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The agency created to protect elections is broken

Yahoo News (USA): More than a decade before anyone worried about Russian bots, there were chads. The hanging chad was the most famous chad of all. But there was also the pregnant chad, the fat chad, the dimpled chad and the tri-chad. Read on…

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