Department of Homeland Security vows to use cybersecurity tools on 100% of votes in 2020 elections

Mail Online | 7/25/2019 | Reporter
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Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election had caught the government 'flat-footed,' a mistake the Department of Homeland Security claims won't be repeated in the 2020 election.

Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security 2019, Christopher C. Krebs, Director of the DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the agency was only able to monitor the election systems for some 32% of all votes cast in 2016.

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'We're not going to be caught flat-footed again,' he told conference attendees in New York Politico's Eric Geller reports.

'We're ready for what they're going to bring at us.'

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Politico's Eric Geller reports that the agency promises to monitor 100% of the vote in 2020 with its Albert sensor technology.

Developed as part of the DHS's expansive Einstein project -- which launched in 2003 to protect federal agencies from cyberattacks -- Albert sensors monitor the network traffic at voter registration sites, tracking IP addresses and volume of data exchanged.

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That information is then compared to a library of known malware signatures to check for potentially suspicious behavior...
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