Bill Calls on Public to Hack Election System – Nextgov.com

Link articolo originaleArchivio di tutti i clip: <a href="http://clips.quintarelli.it">clips.quintarelli.it (Notebook di Evernote).Bill Calls on Public to Hack Election System A technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming 2016 election in Philadelphia. // Matt Rourke/AP A bipartisan Senate bill would put the power of legislation behind much of the government’s election security work during the past year and would establish a national competition for hacking election systems. The Securing America’s Voting Equipment Act, or SAVE Act, would formalize the Homeland Security Department’s designation of election systems as critical infrastructure, a move that makes it easier for the federal government to share cyber threat information with state election officials. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would also direct the department to vet top state election officials for security clearances so they can receive classified threat information. » Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered right to your inbox. Sign up here. Homeland Security has already begun that process, according to top officials, following reports that Russian government-linked hackers tried to penetrate election systems in 21 states during the 2016 cycle. There’s no evidence those hackers actually penetrated any voting systems or altered any votes, according to [...]

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