Nebraska Wins NASED Innovators Award for Albert Sensor Work

July 25, 2019


When voters began heading to the polls in 2016, less than half of states had an Albert sensor — an Intrusion Detection System that provides enhanced monitoring capabilities and notifications of malicious activity — on their statewide voter registration databases. Today, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories have the election security measure at work. However, there’s something a bit different about the Albert sensor in Nebraska and four other states.

“Using virtualization to support multiple jurisdictions at a vendor site laid the groundwork for future Albert enhancements that will help improve the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to secure their networks in local, hosted, and cloud environments,” Spear said.