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Our elections are under threat from nation-state adversaries. We are not prepared to defend the integrity of our votes at local, state, or federal levels. Pitt Cyber’s work on election security explores the technical, policy, and political challenges to securing our elections and provides practical, concrete recommendations for protecting our democracy.
Mitigating Election Disinformation
Pitt Disinformation Lab is working to strengthen resilience in Pennsylvania against false narratives about our elections. We see false claims about the security of our elections repeated across years, platforms, and geographies.
Voting and Coronavirus
The global pandemic presents extraordinary challenges to the safety and accessibility of our elections. Learn more about Pitt Cyber's recommendations to protect our health and our democracy.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania's Election Security
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security is an independent bipartisan commission formed to study Pennsylvania’s election cybersecurity. Learn more about the commission and its work.
Pennsylvania Voting Systems Analysis
Pennsylvania counties have selected paper-based voting machines. These upgrades vastly improved the Commonwealth’s election security. Pitt Cyber and Citizens for Better Elections collected information about each Pennsylvania county’s selection of new voting systems, including the vendor, configuration, and cost.
Federal Funding Needs for State Election Security
State and local election officials find themselves acting as front-line cyber warriors, defending against nation-state attacks. To keep elections secure, states need resources and federal assistance. Pitt Cyber, Brennan Center for Justice, R Street Institute, and the Alliance for Securing Democracy analyze these needs.