It's more vital than ever that every component—from voter registration rolls to the final count—remain secure. we're addressing complex technical and process challenges from several angles, including:
Our SQUINT™ app lets election officials report disinformation from social media about the voting/registration process with a swipe, tap, or click.
MITRE's new National Election Security Lab provides trusted, independent analysis for the systems used in federal, state, and local elections.
Cyber experts like Carter Casey, who helped author MITRE's new report on securing voter registration systems.
MITRE's election integrity efforts center around one goal: To give state, local, and federal officials a means to maintain public trust and confidence in our election systems.
App Helps Election Officials Spot Incorrect Election Information
Election officials in 11 states are using the free MITRE SQUINT™ app to spot social media posts featuring incorrect and misleading information about elections that could discourage registered voters from showing up at the polls.
Read the News Release Protecting U.S. Elections in the Time of Coronavirus
Because of the pandemic, citizens will be exercising their right to vote in the 2020 elections under unprecedented conditions. How can we maintain election integrity during this time—and always? MITRE experts weigh in.
Read the Story Six Steps to a Safe, Trusted Election
There is one thing every American voter can agree upon—we all want our vote to count. The challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic were already tough enough. Now, the most fundamental aspect of our democracy—the ability to gather together to choose our leaders—is at heightened risk because of fear of spreading the disease.
Read the White Paper SQUINT Sharpens Officials' Perspective to Combat Election Distortion
State and local election officials need tools to combat deception and misinformation on social media. A new app gives officials a way to capture misinformation when it happens.
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(Video) MITRE SQUINT (Social See Something, Say Something) provides a fast, reliable way for election officials to report, correct, and analyze distortion and misinformation that could keep people from exercising their right to vote.
Route Fifty: We Owe It to Voters to Help Them Fix Rejected Ballots
Mail-in ballots get rejected for all kinds of reasons. But a process called "curing" lets citizens fix common mistakes. MITRE’s Marc Schneider discusses how more states can apply two simple steps to help make every vote count.
Read the Story Engineering Trust in Our Nation's Elections
When cyber attackers go after our election systems, their actions strike at the core of our right to vote and rely on an accurate and fair outcome. For network engineer Carter Casey, this scenario is exactly what he seeks to prevent.
Read the Story StateScoop: Securing Elections Starts with Voter Registration
Attacking voter registration databases is one of the many ways threat actors could attempt to tamper with this year’s presidential election. States can protect their voter registration databases quickly and efficiently by following a few best practices, says Samuel Visner, director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC.
Read the Story The Hill: Facing the Primary Attack on Democracy
Emily Frye, director for cyber integration at MITRE, and Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, talk about how to defend against threats to election systems and address disinformation campaigns.
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