Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Security of Electronic Voting in the United States

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

Charity King and Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction In the midst of numerous high-profile cyber attacks, the United States is considering whether to categorize the US electronic voting system as “critical infrastructure,” to be protected and invested in much the same way as the US power grid or waterways. […]

The Problem with a New Elections System Critical Infrastructure Sector

Posted: October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security Introduction On August 18, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division issued a “flash” alert warning states of the potential risks of cyberattacks against voter registration lists.  The FBI issued this warning to raise awareness of cyber vulnerabilities following penetrations of Illinois and […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 15, 2016

Posted: August 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you reports covering cybersecurity, elections, and energy infrastructure. First, CSM Passcode covers the latest expert views on a recent hack of the NSA and suspicions that the attacks originated in Moscow. Then, The Atlantic profiles the work performed by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. Third, an opinion […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 1, 2016

Posted: August 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles discussing energy, transit, and the potential that elections might someday be considered critical infrastructure. First, from Foreign Policy, a piece on the biggest threats facing the electric grid, and they might not be what you think. Then, from the DCist, a look at a recent derailment on […]