Election Security

Election-Security Efforts Largely Successful, CISA Official Says

CISA leader says public-private partnerships, better resource sharing are warding off threats to voting systems.

CISA Prepares for Future Election Threats

As 2022 midterms approach, concerns are rising about misinformation and targeted harassment of election officials.

'Information Disorder' Is Biggest Social Danger, Commission Warns

"When bad information becomes as prevalent, persuasive, and persistent as good information, it creates a chain reaction of harm,” an Aspen Institute report begins.

What We Learned in the DNI’s New Election Report

The newly released assessment is more complex and comprehensive than its 2017 predecessor, reflecting just how much the issue of foreign interference has evolved.

Krebs Unloads About Trump’s Election-Fraud Claims

The former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency worries that his firing will hurt the recruitment of future leaders.

The Firing of Chris Krebs Is What an Attack On Democracy Looks Like

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.

A Quiet Day At The Polls For Most Americans

Security experts still fear late-night violence and clashes in the days to come, but so far, the worst-case scenario has not come to pass.

US Elections Are Safer from Foreign Interference, But Gaps Remain

Four years after a big wake-up call, federal, state, and local governments are working harder and more closely to ward off threats.

The Head of US Intelligence Has Ceased to Be an Honest Broker

The result has been grave damage to U.S. counterintelligence and electoral security efforts.

Iran Using Voter Data to Spoof Floridians, Warn US Intelligence Leaders

Voting systems remain secure but Russia and Iran have obtained voter data, warn DNI Ratcliffe and FBI Director Wray.

US Charges Six Russians with Major Cyberattacks

U.S. officials said a new indictment describing a four-year global conspiracy belies the country’s recent offer to reset relations in cyberspace.

Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County’s Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns

The malware attack, which sent fake email replies to voters and businesses, spotlights an overlooked vulnerability in counties that don’t follow best practices for computer security.