Salem, OR—Today, Oregon Secretary of State received confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security that Oregon's security measures thwarted Russian government attempts to access the Secretary of State computer network during the 2016 general election.
“We block upwards of 14 million attempts to access our network every day,” said Chief Information Security Officer Lisa Vasa. “These attempts come from all over the world, including Russia, with the largest number from the US.”
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson added, “We are proud of our team. The fact that DHS confirmed that we had no Russian intrusions is a testament to the strength of the network security program we have in place.”