Elections Commission to spend 7 millions on security hardening


Back to march 2018 US Congress has approved the Help America Vote Act. Among other measures it reserves $380-million strong grant program to harden security of voter registration systems across the states. Wisconsin is eligible for the grant and will spend $7,000,000 on the appropriate program.

It includes securing voter registration system and its servers and opening additional informational technology contracts to defend the system from malicious tampering and hacking attempts. The grant will also provide additional training for the Elections Commission employees to exercise best practices in security.

Up to six additional positions will be opened including a security trainer, IT project manager and data registration specialist. The exact distribution of money granted will be voted today. The process is open as public opinion is also being sought.

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