Sunday, September 18, 2016

Election Systems Safe From Cyberattacks, Experts Believe

By State Scoop, Sep 15, 2016 

With the 2016 national election looming, experts testifying Tuesday before a House committee broadly expressed confidence that election systems are secure from cyber and other disruptive attacks — with a few cautionary notes.

“I know of no jurisdiction where voting machines are connected to the Internet,” David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, told members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. “This makes it nearly impossible for a remote hacker, whether in Moscow, Idaho, or Moscow, Russia, to access the equipment and plant malicious code or otherwise hack the system.”

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