Twelve Tuesdays from today, the US national elections will take place, and infosec professionals are doing their best to adapt to changing circumstances brought on by both the pandemic and the tense cyber-politics surrounding them. More states are expanding mail-in voting and planning the necessary infrastructure to distribute and process paper ballots. State elections officials are also deploying better security measures, banding together to form the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). Membership in the information sharing and analysis center has grown considerably since the 2018 election.
In this blog post for Avast, I review what is going on with election security since we last covered the topic during the March primaries. There have been numerous events in the past week that have brought new context to the intersection of technology and our elections. And I also mention several presentations given at Black Hat and DEFCON that bring us up to date on what is happening with election security.