September 18, 2020
Black Hat Conference
Manfra highlights DHS election security work, pitches collaboration to ‘Def Con’ crowd
LAS VEGAS. DHS official Jeanette Manfra today urged an audience of techies here at the annual “Def Con” conference to work with her department on cybersecurity, while detailing efforts to secure the nation’s electoral systems.
She said the Department of Homeland Security – in collaboration with states and others – is focusing on securing voter registration from manipulation, ensuring the machines that tally votes are secure, and helping ensure that “unofficial tallies” released before the final election results aren’t manipulated...