2024 election protections against cyberattacks underfunded

Election officials are not as prepared as possible for cyberattacks that rogue actors may pursue in the coming cycle.

The Iowa caucuses will take place next week, which means that elections and their security will be something voters consider when engaging. A vital component is the technology used to host the voter roll and gather the votes. While officials regularly strive to ensure the technology is safe on Election Day, there is a struggle to provide the infrastructure required to run a safe and secure election for all.

“What’s vulnerable and the threats that election administrations face is everything leading up to and after Election Day,” Stephen Boyce, a cybersecurity lecturer at Marymount University, told the Washington Examiner. 

State of cybersecurity in elections

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