Minnesota Guard’s Coders, Hackers Might Help Shore Up Election Defenses

“Election security officials look to Minnesota National Guard for help. Looking to 2020, state wants to collaborate with cyber protection team.” By Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune.

“Minnesota election officials working to beef up the state’s cyber defenses against hackers now want to call in the National Guard.

In an effort to protect the 2020 election just months before early primary voting starts, Secretary of State Steve Simon said he wants to formalize a long-term agreement to work with a new “cyber protection team” developed by the Minnesota National Guard ahead of a workshop planned this week in St. Paul as part of a national “policy academy” on election security.”

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