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4 Practical Measures to Improve Election Security Now

September 12, 2018

It’s more critical than ever for states to protect our democratic system and voting infrastructure from foreign cyber espionage.

In the past, a midterm election season would pass without much fanfare. These have been torpid affairs with low voter turnout and few big-ticket issues, which historically has meant incumbents rather predictably hold their seats.

If midterms made for few headlines then, they’re making up for it now. At the recent Black Hat and DEF CON conferences, election security was a foremost concern.

I was able to visit the DEF CON Voting Village, where actual voting machines were being hacked. But more importantly, there were independent experts and state government voting officials that you could talk to about the voting process.

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