Last week, Congress allocated $425 million in new funding for election security leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, which is a step in the right direction. Some experts, however, are saying that although the money is being appropriated in 2019, it may be too late to have an effect on the upcoming election.
4iQ’s 2019 Identity Breach Report found that government was the fastest growing sector for the number of breach packages circulating in underground markets, increasing annually by 291%. With the upcoming election, defending government intelligence and voter information will be essential to protecting both individual privacy and our nation’s democracy.
"Our partnership with Congress to provide safe and secure elections throughout the country is stronger than ever -- and it has to be," West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner told CNN. "Federal funding is critical to every state as we prepare to protect ourselves against foreign influences in the 2020 election cycle."