Election Cybersecurity In The U.S.

Dec 3, 2019
Placer County Elections Office

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. 



Ohio State Wexner Jewish Student Center

This weekend's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 dead and several others injured, spurred Jewish leaders in Central Ohio to step up their security measures.


Join us for our weekly look at new developments in the tech world. As questions concerning their role in Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election emerge, Facebook continues to investigate manipulation of and diagnose the security of their advertising algorithms. Amish communities embracing new technology in their businesses and homes try to balance opportunity and access with traditional values.

Later, we look under the hood of the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones and discuss industry reaction to their announcement with Russell Holly.


Join us for our weekly look at new developments in the tech world. A data breach at Equifax, a top credit reporting company, exposes the personal data of millions of people.

We look at the growth and trends of Columbus' video game industry and the upcoming GDEX gaming expo. And, Apple is set to premiere new details about the new iPhone 8.

Nationwide Childrens Hospital

The state is offering grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations to help them with security improvements to prevent or prepare for acts of terrorism.

Ohio's elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state's voting equipment and its voter registration database.

US Officials Cite Potential For Violence At GOP Convention

Jul 14, 2016

U.S. national security officials said Thursday they're concerned about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after the recent police shootings of unarmed black men and the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas.


A federal judge has ruled that Cleveland’s security rules for the Republican National Convention unconstitutionally limit free speech and assembly.

U.S. District Judge James Gwin made the ruling today.

The city’s plan would have set up a 3-square-mile security zone that includes most of downtown. It set hours and locations for protesters, keeping them well away from Quicken Loans arena where the Republican delegates and convention will be.

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The Columbus police chief says security will be beefed up for this weekend's Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

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Columbus Police say they’ll send 'sufficient' officers to Cleveland to help with security at next month’s Republican National Convention.

Football fans in Cincinnati are being asked to arrive early for the Bengals game against Houston as the NFL has increased security at stadiums around the country.

Ohio Ranks Among Worst States in Food Security

Sep 30, 2015
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recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture indicated that over seven percent of Ohioans lived in households with very low food security in 2014, ranking Ohio third nationally. 

Columbus Police Cruiser

Columbus City Schools officials say a new deal was reached to allow police officers to continue patrols at every high school in Ohio's capital city.