Election security concerns remain; Putin’s fourth term; Russian conspiracy theories, and more | Homeland Security Newswire

The Russia watchElection security concerns remain; Putin’s fourth term; Russian conspiracy theories, and more

Published 23 May 2018

· Russian hackers, long lines, voting data: What Florida elections officials are talking about this week

· DHS chief reignites debate over Russian election meddling findings

· Election security concerns remain

· The Pentagon is seeking money for a new nuclear weapon. Congress should be skeptical.

· Did Trump collude? Depends on your expectations.

· What to expect from the Russian government in Putin’s fourth term

· We surveyed 100 security experts. Almost all said state election systems were vulnerable.

· Everyone against Russia: Conspiracy theories on the rise in Russian media

Russian hackers, long lines, voting data: What Florida elections officials are talking about this week (Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times)
Supervisors of elections from the state’s 67 counties will meet this week at a Fort Lauderdale oceanfront resort hotel for three days of brainstorming.

DHS chief reignites debate over Russian election meddling findings (Kyle Cheney and Martin Matishak, Politico)
‘I do believe that Russia did and will continue to try to manipulate Americans perspective on a whole variety of issues,’ Nielsen said Tuesday.

Election security concerns remain (Committee to Investigate Russia)
At a briefing attended by about 40 or 50 members of the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives, the heads of FBI, Homeland Security Department and the director of National Intelligence told members to urge states and cities overseeing elections to be prepared for threats.     DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters she agreed Russia was trying to influence the 2018 elections. “We see them continuing to conduct foreign influence campaigns,” Nielsen said, but added there is no evidence of Russia targeting specific races.