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Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election

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The Forum's work is about public education as well as improving resilience.

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A team of cybersecurity experts established through the U.S.-based nonprofit Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center will undertake a "clear and concerted approach" to create a protocol for collaborative election security enhancement. The Election Security Research Forum's proposal involves convening security experts, nonprofits, companies, and former state and local election officials to strengthen U.S. electoral infrastructure.

The forum has recruited three researchers to assess the cyber-resilience of new technology slated for testing in 40 states next fall, including digital scanners, ballot-marking devices, and electronic pollbooks. They will mainly concentrate on technology that Americans will use to vote in the 2024 presidential election.

Participating researchers and companies have pledged to comply with Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure policies and best practice, with all sides cooperatively evaluating and addressing new vulnerabilities uncovered while researchers and manufacturers will strive to mitigate or remove the risk or severity of confirmed flaws.

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