Welcome back to the race from Chicago and as we count down the final weeks of the November midterm elections the government says cyber attack attempts are on the rise Corey Rangel has a look at what’s being done to protect your vote and maintain confidence in the election process u.
election databases are coming under attack a new report finds.
Election hacking attempts have been building since April 1 troubling note the government does not know who is behind the attacks well it is worrisome I think you know the more we know the better but.
I also do think in the world that we have we are going to have unknown actors whether foreign or domestic making attempts to to get into systems the good news so far Homeland Security says none of the attacks have been successful John Ford ei what the.
Bipartisan policy center thinks that’s a sign of enhanced election security and better communication between election officials I think we are in a better place now to identify those threats and to communicate those threats between.
Federal and local and state election officials and I think that’s a that’s a step up as the midterms approach.
The head of Homeland Security says the government will also be using other security tools including sensors that allow federal officials to see inside state computer systems to see if there are signs of hacking attempts our.
Network security sensors will cover 90% of registered voters and on Election Day we will be out in full force and hosting a virtual nationwide Situation Room.
To assist our partners experts continue to insist that voter databases like registration information is more at risk than hackers being able to change actual votes for the race I’m Corey Rangel that’ll do it for us this week here on the race join us next week as we take a look at a variety of social issues that could impact your vote in November from the legalization.
Of marijuana to the opioid crisis to the.
Me2 movement that’ll be next week but that’s going to do it for us for now.
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