Cybersecurity

Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose is implementing a new voter registration form for Ohioans who are about to be removed from the rolls.
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Legislation meant to improve Ohio’s defenses against cybersecurity attacks goes into effect Friday.

Russian hackers recently targeted the Ukrainian gas company that was at the center of President Trump's impeachment — and they succeeded in gaining access to its email accounts, according to California cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security.

The hackers are said to have infiltrated Burisma Holdings months after Trump urged Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who had served on Burisma's board.

Election Cybersecurity In The U.S.

Dec 3, 2019
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Cyberattacks pose a greater than ever threat to the American election infrastructure. 

With the critical 2020 national election ahead, officials at the federal and state levels have taken measures to ensure that eligible voters are both able to vote and have those votes count. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: election cybersecurity. 

 

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Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s spokesperson says there was what they call an "unsophisticated and unsuccessful" attempt to insert code to the office's website on election day earlier this month.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
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The country is less than a year away from the 2020 presidential election, and concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 election persists. Have Ohio and other states done everything they need to ensure that the vote next time will be safe and secure?

Tech Tuesday: Delivery Apps And Restaurants

Aug 20, 2019
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Food delivery apps such as Uber Eats and DoorDash are quickly changing the American food industry. Consumers last year doled out more than $10 billion for meal delivery services, a 42 percent increase from the previous year. 

That phenomenon has shifted attention from eat-in restaurants to virtual outfits with little or no in-house dining. 

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: how delivery apps are changing restaurant options, cybersecurity for city governments and more. 

Updated at 3:59 p.m. ET

The Senate intelligence committee has released its report detailing Russia's targeting of election systems in 2016 along with recommendations for protecting American elections from foreign interference.

The committee's final report on election security appeared Thursday as the 2020 presidential race gets underway in what promises to be a bitter and divisive election battle.

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The state is starting a new program with local governments and school districts to improve cybersecurity throughout Ohio. The goal is to enhance every digital network no matter the size of the agency.

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Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose is warning voters to be vigilant when they come across information regarding politics and government on social media, he says misinformation remains a top priority in the fight against elections meddling.

Ohio Secretary Of State Backs Election Cybersecurity Bill

Feb 26, 2019
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Ohio's new elections chief is ready to voice his support for a bill he says aims to better protect the battleground state's election systems from cyberattacks.

Akron Slowly Recovering From Cyberattack

Feb 12, 2019

In light of a cyberattack nearly three weeks ago that continues to disrupt services, the city of Akron is spending $100,000 for protection against malware. And the expense of the attack and recovery is expected to grow exponentially.

The city believes the attack was launched at least in part by a phishing email, and the goal was to transfer city money into fraudulent credit cards. Chief of Staff James Hardy says none of the money left city coffers, but that’s about the only piece of good news.

The city of Akron says an attempted cyberattack sought to access city funds, but a city news release says investigators do not have evidence that personal information was compromised.

A news release from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan’s office says the city noticed suspicious activity on its network on Tuesday afternoon.

The city’s IT office shut down its critical computer systems, including Akron’s online 311 service, as a precaution.

Updated at 4:22 p.m. ET

House Republicans' campaign operation suffered a cyberattack during the 2018 midterm election cycle, it said Tuesday.

A spokesman working on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee acknowledged the compromise and said it was reported to authorities.

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Ohioans are closer to getting new voting machines. Secretary of State Jon Husted has notified county boards of elections they can start the process of selecting new equipment. 

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and adviser to President Trump, sent hundreds of emails to government officials through a personal email account last year, according to The Washington Post.

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