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Q&A: CISA's Masterson on Election Security as November Approaches – FedTech Magazine


With just weeks to go before the November presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is on the job 24/7 to ensure that the vote is tallied without major incident. After the reported Russian interference in the 2016 election, the federal government is on alert along with state and local election officials to prevent disruptions this year.

“There’s more conversation about election administration right now than I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been doing this for more than a decade,” says CISA’s Matt Masterson, a senior cybersecurity adviser who specializes in election security. “That’s a positive. It means more information is out there for the public about the security of the process.”

FedTech spoke recently with Masterson about what’s being done to secure the 2020 election.

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