Paul Pate

Iowa launches vulnerability disclosure program for election-related sites


Under the policy, security researchers can report flaws in websites run by the secretary of state, including voter registration and election results.

How we prepared for the 2020 election during a pandemic


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

Former Iowa CISO Jeff Franklin joins secretary of state's office


Jeff Franklin, who stepped down last week as Iowa's CISO, will lead cybersecurity efforts for the office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.

FBI will alert state election chiefs about attacks on local voting systems


The bureau is modifying its policy of only informing local election officials and vendors about breaches, a change secretaries of state have asked for.

Iowa looking to create online voter registration


Paul Pate, Iowa's new secretary of state, has promised to give residents the ability to register to vote online in time for next fall’s elections.