Matt Masterson

'Veil of misinformation' chases election officials' 2020 successes


The challenges created by misinformation and disinformation about voting processes continue to test election officials.

Ohio's vulnerability disclosure program for elections indicates 'maturity'


The first-in-the-nation policy allows independent researchers to look for flaws in voter registration websites across the state's 88 counties.

Election officials praised for sharing information, knocked for sharing passwords


Secretaries of state have made great strides, a senior DHS official said, but some officials at the county level still need to work on basic cyber hygiene.

Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020


The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.

CIOs recruited for election security find a familiar challenge, NASCIO president says


Delaware CIO James Collins said state IT chiefs have the experience securing critical government systems that's now required of state election officials.