Election Cybersecurity is Top Priority, Hosemann Says

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) –

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says between late April and late May, 3,000 attempts were made to tamper with the statewide election management system.

Secretary Hosemann says cybersecurity is a daily problem. He says all of Mississippi’s voting information has now been encrypted or converted into code to prevent unauthorized access. He feels security is getting tighter.

Mississippi has now been granted $4.5 million to bolster election security. The counties will get most of those funds.

“The counties will apply and we will allocate the funds out based on voting age population, so your number is already fixed,” he says.

Counties could also use a portion of those funds for other measures, like disability access to polling places.

Original Source: WLBT