Auditor General urges state to invest in cybersecurity for school districts

Paul Guggenheimer | Thursday, May 2, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Thursday urged legislators to invest in helping school districts strengthen cybersecurity as part of the next state budget.

DePasquale said that despite a 2017 survey by his office showing a majority of Pennsylvania school districts were concerned about the increased risk of cyber attacks, no action has been taken at the state level.

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Commission set to investigate Pennsylvania election security

Courtney Linder | Thursday, May 3, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two former federal prosecutors will lead an independent investigation into election security in Pennsylvania.

The University of Pittsburgh announced Thursday morning that its Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security has assembled a group of experts to lead a commission on election cybersecurity in Pennsylvania.

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State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats, seek federal help

Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Sunday, February 18, 2018, The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — State elections officials said Saturday that they want more information from federal officials to ensure they are protected from cybersecurity threats in light of evidence that foreign operatives plan to try to interfere in the midterm elections.

At a conference of state secretaries of state in Washington, several officials said the government was slow to share information about specific threats faced by states during the 2016 election. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Russian government hackers tried to gain access to voter registration files or public election sites in 21 states.

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