Linn County partners with ProCircular to secure elections


Recently, I hired ProCircular to conduct a review of Linn County’s election and voter registration systems. Yesterday morning (8/31/2017), members of Procircular’s project team and my staff held a project kick-off meeting and, later, ProCircular issued the press release below, which resulted in The Gazette publishing Cybersecurity firm to review Linn County election system. In addition, Dean Borg of Iowa Public Radio interviewed me and his story will likely air sometime in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact me. Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

Iowa’s Linn County Partners with ProCircular to Secure Elections

Auditor Joel Miller hires ProCircular Cybersecurity to review and secure election systems for upcoming elections

Cedar Rapids, IA, September 1, 2017 – Linn County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections Joel Miller has retained Iowa-based cybersecurity firm ProCircular to review Linn County’s voter registration and election system. The effort will support the upcoming county-wide school elections to be held on Sept. 12, 2017, in Linn County, Iowa.

Miller states, “This is a continuation of our efforts to improve the integrity of the voting process to ensure that our systems and records are secure, and that every vote is accurately counted. Furthermore, a sense of urgency has motivated us to commence this review now based upon the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent declaration that voting systems are considered critical infrastructure.”

ProCircular will inventory Linn County’s election system and voting equipment to confirm compliance with official certified versions; voting equipment deployed to polling places will be evaluated for vulnerabilities, and systems used by Linn County employees to access and update voter registration records will be reviewed for proper safeguards.

“We’ve brought together a team of cybersecurity, electronics, and voting systems experts to help better secure voting in Linn County,” says Aaron R. Warner, CEO of ProCircular. The company’s experts also participated in DefCon’s voter hacking event in Las Vegas this August to bring attention to potential vulnerabilities associated with current voting systems.

ProCircular is a cybersecurity and compliance firm that provides customized, high-quality solutions to organizations by applying decades of real-life expertise.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Aaron R. Warner at 319-359-2632 or awarner@procircular.com.

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