Tag Archives: election security

Tom Burt: Microsoft to Update Windows 7 Security Feature for Federally Certified Voting Systems

Tom Burt, head of the customer security and trust team at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has said the company will provide security updates to federally authorized voting systems that still use Windows 7, even after the decade-old operating system reaches its end of life phase in January 2020.

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Tech Firms, Federal Officials Meet to Discuss Ways to Ensure 2020 Election Security

Representatives from several technology companies held a meeting Wednesday with government officials at Facebook’s (Nasdaq: FB) Menlo Park, Calif.-based headquarters to discuss how to facilitate information sharing and detect threats in order to protect the 2020 U.S. elections from potential foreign interference, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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Symantec Offers Free AI-Powered Cybersecurity Service for Political Campaigns

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 21, 2018 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has unveiled a free service that will work to bolster the cybersecurity of websites for political organizations and candidates using artificial intelligence technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Tuesday the AI-powered service is designed to verify the security and authenticity of …

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BAE’s Peder Jungck: Companies Partner to Drive Info-Sharing for Election Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 23, 2018 — Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of intelligence solutions at BAE Systems, has said companies are working together to bring “strength in numbers” amid what he says is the increased awareness regarding the potential manipulation of election infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 10. …

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Report: Microsoft Aided Gov’t Response Against Hacking Attempts on 3 Midterm Election Candidates

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 23, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) helped detect and counter hacking attempts against three congressional candidates earlier this year and worked with the U.S. government to shut down the domain used and block the phishing messages, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Politico reported Thursday that Tom Burt, vice president …

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