Ready for 2020? Elections Integrity at Stake Nationwide

October 21, 2109

Government Technology

While many states were wary at first, the Department of Homeland Security classified election systems as “critical infrastructure” in 2018. Even the appearance of impropriety is as damaging as if votes are actually altered.

“When it comes to the adversary, they’re not necessarily looking to explicitly change votes or change results, but create the perception that something might have happened,” said Ben Spear, director of the newly established Elections Infrastructure arm of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC).