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States Average a C- in Election Security

October 30, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Results of the Election Cybersecurity Scorecard, published by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), found that states average a C- in election security. In a live webcast from the CSIS headquarters today, panelists discussed the results of the scorecard and what it means for election security. The panel looked at the progress made since the 2016 election and the gaps that remain. In evaluating election security, CSIS identified four categories: campaigns, voter registration and election management systems, voting systems and election night reporting. The scorecard ranked threats by four degrees ranging from moderate to extreme.