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Insider threats a growing concern for election security efforts

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Recent breaches of election equipment represent insider threats "in ways we haven’t seen before," said CISA's top election-security official.

Cyber grant program will be ready by summer, CISA official says

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Secretaries of state asked CISA how their offices will get to participate in a new cyber grant program that's still under development.

State and local cybersecurity is 'ongoing priority' for White House, Biden adviser says

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Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, said the administration wants to help states improve their cyber defenses.

No evidence SolarWinds hack touched election systems, acting CISA chief says

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Speaking to the National Association of Secretaries of State, Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales also addressed the agency's work to combat misinformation.

How we prepared for the 2020 election during a pandemic

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Commentary: The two chairs of the NASS cybersecurity committee explain how the pandemic has shaped their preparations ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Election officials praised for sharing information, knocked for sharing passwords

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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.

National Association of Secretaries of State latest to cancel conference

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States' top election chiefs called off their summer meeting in Reno, Nevada, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

DHS creates 'tabletop in a box' for local election security drills

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A new guidebook offers local election officials step-by-step drills of what to do and who to call in the event of an actual cyberattack.

La. secretary of state blasts managed service providers for lax cybersecurity

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Kyle Ardoin told his fellow secretaries of state that the vendors many local governments use for IT services don't offer security strong enough for elections.

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