Cyberattacks on elections are still a major concern. Microsoft is warning that it is seeing an increase in such attacts on its customers.
Election Security articles on Democracy Chronicles
This election security section highlights the importance of protecting the integrity of the vote count. An onslaught of new technologies offer both opportunity and peril for democracy. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Voting Machines.
Russia interfered in the 2016 elections and there have been concerns it might do so again. Election officials are preparing for new Russian interference battle.
A viral Russian newspaper article prompted concerns over hacked voter registration systems. However, officials have said this hasn’t happened.
There are several election security threats. However, everyone seems to ignore one in particular – the electronic devices used during voting.
President Trump made election security claims that suggested fraud schemes around mail-in voting. The FBI finds no evidence for them.
Hacking was the principal concern of election officials in previous years. Now its misinformation and logistics that worries them.
Hackers have traditionally been tracked. This time they have been solicited to test voting systems ahead of 2020 elections.
Among the many problems coronavirus came along with are new election threats. Experts have warned about this including now at Black Hat.
Key experts have schooled he US Congress on where to expect the biggest threat to election this year. They pointed out disinformation in particular.
Readiness is vital to successful voting. However, less than 100 days to elections, the US is still racing the clock on election security.