Boise, Idaho – The Coronavirus has had immense impacts on the economy within Idaho; schools are closed, restaurants are just beginning to reopen with strict CDC guidelines, unemployment rates have increased substantially, and we see it’s impact on nearly every facet of life today. One of particular interest is how the virus will impact political elections. The current plan for elections this year is to conduct it by increasing the amount of absentee ballots. However, by doing so, this leaves the potential for misrepresented election numbers.
In response to this possibility, The Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division has contracted with PlexTrac, Inc., one of Boise’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies, to help safeguard election processes in the 2020 election season. The PlexTrac platform will allow the Idaho SOS cybersecurity team to collaborate effectively across all counties for reporting and tracking of security related issues. Using the PlexTrac platform, the SOS Elections Division will have unprecedented visibility over security assessments across all county election systems.
From the Plextrac’s press release, founder and CEO Dan DeCloss said, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with the SOS Elections Division in our home state. The initiative of the Idaho Secretary of State in adopting a proactive mindset for election security is impressive and forward thinking.”
The Office of the Secretary of State, headed by the Honorable Lawerence Denney, is responsible for overseeing Idaho business services, elections, and other government services. The Elections Division works to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Idaho’s elections. By maintaining and modernizing the security and integrity of the Idaho election system, every voice can be heard and every vote counted accurately.
PlexTrac, Inc. is a fast-growing cybersecurity company driven by a mission to improve the security posture of organizations and security teams of all sizes. The PlexTrac solution is a software platform focused on streamlining the reporting and remediation of cybersecurity risks and aiding efficient collaboration within security teams. Supporting organizations using a purple teaming paradigm, PlexTrac serves as the central communication hub to aggregate all of the components of an organization’s cybersecurity program.