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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

While The Election Was “Secure” There Were Still Problems

Despite fears of some sort of cybersecurity apocalypse during this year's presidential election, federal officials say 2020 had no meaningful interference by foreign adversaries. Other issues, however, have held fast.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  November 23, 2020
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Los Angeles Police Ban Use of Third-Party Facial Recognition

The police department has prohibited officers and detectives from using any facial recognition software that isn’t the county’s official platform, which only uses criminal booking photographs.

By Richard Winton and Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times  |  November 18, 2020
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New Orleans Police Dept. Admits to Facial Recognition Use

After years of denial, NOPD has confirmed the use of the technology. Officials have remained vague on details, including the specific software, the frequency of use and how long the tech has been used.

By Michael Isaac Stein, The Times-Picayune  |  November 17, 2020
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Two Challenges Government Cybersecurity Needs to Address

Getting away from our continuing reliance on legacy technology and moving toward a centralized organizational model would improve security organizations' ability to meet today's threats.

By Mark Weatherford, Cybersecurity Columnist  |  November 17, 2020
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Cybersecurity Officials Resign or Fired Amid Election Fight

Many officials in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are stepping down or expect to be fired as President Trump challenges the election’s results with claims of voting fraud.

By Shaun Courtney, Alyza Sebenius and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg News  |  November 13, 2020
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Wichita to Take License Photos in High-Crime Neighborhoods

There has been a 111 percent increase in drive-by shootings that the city hopes to reduce in a pilot program to identify violent crime offenders. But privacy advocates have concerns about the plate-reading technology.

By Jason Tidd, The Wichita Eagle  |  November 10, 2020
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South Carolina’s Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Attacks

Two of the state’s voting systems connect to the Internet, making them accessible for voters who are stationed overseas but also increasing the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches that could result in fraud.

By Chiara Eisner, The State  |  November 6, 2020
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As Polls Closed, Election Security Shifted Towards Counting

Ensuring a secure election doesn’t just include collecting safe and honest votes — it extends into ensuring that ballot tallying is completed and reported without any attacks or interferences.

By Gopal Ratnam, CQ-Roll Call  |  November 4, 2020
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Despite Risks, Some States Still Use Paperless Voting Machines

Due to financial constraints, a handful of states are still using paperless voting machines, considered by cybersecurity professionals to be the most insecure and most vulnerable to hacking.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  November 3, 2020
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LAPD Can Now Record, Store Helicopter Footage of Protests

The police department received a unanimous approval to record and store aerial footage of large gatherings, including protests. But many civil rights groups align the decision with unconstitutional government surveillance.

By Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times  |  October 28, 2020
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Privacy Concerns End Google-Run COVID Testing in Two Counties

San Francisco and Alameda counties have ended their COVID-19 testing program with Google’s sister company, Verily, over patient privacy concerns. The program was intended to increase testing in low-income neighborhoods.

By Jenny Gold and Rachana Pradhan, Los Angeles Times  |  October 27, 2020
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