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Cyber risk assessment of U.S. election commissions finds critical areas for improvement

Many election commissions are focused on quickly adapting and updating their cybersecurity; however, commissions still need to dedicate resources to updating outdated operating systems and protecting their email domains from being spoofed, according to NormShield.

The report, which examined more than 100 items, focused on the broader picture — the internet facing infrastructure that supports state election processes.

NormShield conducted two risk assessments (July and August) of 56 election commissions and Secretaries of State (SoS) to identify the publicly available information that hackers could exploit to conduct an attack.

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