Due to the many ways that attackers could affect the results from voting machines, those working on Election Day should have better training and retain “a pinch of paranoia,” according to Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye.
In order to educate law enforcement officials on how to deal with digital evidence and cyber-based crimes, the FBI has created the Cyber Investigator Certification Program, a project that, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, aims to address the concerns of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) over a lack of affordable cyber training options for officers.
Later this month, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will open its new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub at the HIMSS Innovation Center, within the health IT floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, in downtown Cleveland.
Chris Buse, the state of Minnesota’s first chief information security officer (CISO), was named Public Sector Visionary of the Year at the Cyber Security Summit.
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $350,000 to help its partners in the health care and public health sectors ward off cyberattacks.
New York became the first state to require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions to create and maintain cybersecurity programs.
How well-prepared are states to handle a major cyberattack? That depends on whom you ask. A new joint survey by Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers reveals a significant “confidence gap” exists in terms of how well CISOs versus state officials think security threats can be handled by their states.
It wouldn’t be very hard for a hacker to access U.S. election systems, according to a recent report by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, titled “Hacking Elections is Easy.” “Every four years, during the presidential election, the same stories re-emerge acknowledging that the e-voting systems are vulnerable to the same old attacks, without any change in the security or oversight of the systems,” James Scott and Drew Spaniel write in the report.
Despite hacks against the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Arizona and Illinois voter databases, many state and industry officials feel confident in the security of elections systems in the upcoming election.