Cybersecurity experts warn that private vendors, modems and removable memory devices make the state’s decentralized voting system vulnerable to attack
Author Archives: Grigor Atanesian
Grigor Atanesian is an Edmund S. Muskie fellow at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. He is a former editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Esquire Russia. He has contributed to The Guardian, PRI (Public Radio International), The Moscow Times, GQ, Forbes, OpenDemocracy and other publications, reporting from Kyiv, Donetsk, Serbia, Bosnia, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. Since 2017, he has studied investigative reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism via a Fulbright grant.
Wisconsin takes steps to avoid voter data breach that happened in Illinois
Wisconsin officials say they have taken multiple steps to guard against attacks on the election system. But the August rollout of vote tallying through the WisVote system shows more work needs to be done.
Voting systems in Wisconsin, a key swing state, can be hacked, security experts warn
Russians have been testing the vulnerability of elections in Wisconsin and other states for years, and voting systems in Wisconsin can be breached, according to security experts. Despite the risks, state and local officials say not to worry.