National: Federal Election Commission refuses to release computer security study

August 21, 2015

Next to the Federal Election Commission’s front door is a quotation from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”  But the agency is refusing to uncloak a pricey, taxpayer-funded study that details decay in the security and management of its computer systems and networks, which the Center for Public Integrity revealed had been successfully infiltrated by Chinese hackers in October 2013. The report — known within the FEC as the “NIST study” — also provides recommendations on how to fix the FEC’s problems and bring its computer systems in line with specific National Institute of Standards and Technology computer security protocols. Read more:http://thevotingnews.com/federal-election-commission-refuses-to-release-computer-security-study-center-for-public-integrity.   Read more: http://thevotingnews.com/federal-election-commission-refuses-to-release-computer-security-study-center-for-public-integrity