Lisa Darcy tries every election to get at least a few more friends of hers on Maui to vote. This year, as Hawaii rolled out its first all-mail election, that effort intersected with the work she has done with the homeless community for several years through her nonprofit, Share Your Mana. But it proved to be a challenge every step of the way. Sweeps, ID laws, mail access and transportation all became barriers to homeless individuals casting their ballots and hampered the ability of service providers like Darcy who help them. Blaze Lovell, The Honolulu Civil Beat.Read the Article
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Securing 2020 and beyond
CISA releases guide to vulnerability reporting, vendors follow suit
By M. Mindy Moretti
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released the Guide to Vulnerability Reporting for America’s Election Administrators.
The guide walks election officials through the steps of establishing a vulnerability disclosure program. Vulnerability disclosures can be an effective way for organizations to benefit from cybersecurity expertise without having it resident to their organization.
“Election officials have spent years beefing up security to their systems and closing these vulnerability gaps to keep our elections safe and secure,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs.
“Cybersecurity researchers can be great and responsible partners in this effort and we are creating this guide as a way to help state and local election officials understand the support they can offer and how to work with them in our collective, whole of nation effort to protect our elections.”
The guide aims to help election officials understand the role that the cybersecurity research community can play in helping officials keep systems secure so that the American public’s voice can be clearly heard.Read More
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