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Secretary Pate's statement on attempting hacking of Iowa's elections system
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Iowa Secretary of State Seal WEBSITE: sos.iowa.gov
E-MAIL: sos@sos.iowa.gov
OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE
MEDIA CONTACT:
Kevin Hall
Communications Director
Kevin.Hall@sos.iowa.gov
(515) 725-2942
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 22, 2017

Secretary Pate's statement on attempting hacking of Iowa's elections system


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released the following statement today regarding attempting hacking of the Secretary of State's public website:

"Iowa's elections system was successful in blocking attempted outside intrusions. The system has not been compromised or successfully hacked by any outside entity, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed to us today. There are constant attempts by bad actors to hack our systems, but we continue to deflect those attempts. I take the integrity of our elections very seriously and our I.T. staff is constantly vigilant in ensuring the security of our systems. We will continue to coordinate efforts with DHS and the Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer to protect Iowa's elections and the integrity of the vote." – Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State

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