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Secretary of State Statement on CISA Vulnerability Advisory

June 3, 2022

SAINT PAUL – Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made the following statement on the ICS Advisory (ICSA-22-154-01) released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) regarding Dominion Voting Systems ImageCast X:

“Minnesotans should be reassured that federal and state agencies are working to proactively identify and fix any vulnerabilities in our election system to ensure elections are conducted fairly, accurately, and securely. The system identified by CISA is not used in Minnesota, and we are proud that the enhanced security recommendations are already common practice in our state.”

CISA announced on June 3, 2022, that there are nine vulnerabilities impacting Dominion Voting Systems Democracy Suite ImageCast X, which is an in-person voting system used to allow voters to mark their ballot. There is no evidence that any of these flaws have ever been exploited. These machines are not used in Minnesota.

Additionally, the recommendations identified by CISA to mitigate the risk of the vulnerabilities are already standard practice in Minnesota. These practices include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing physical security measures such as installing locks and tamper-proof seals;
  • Maintaining logs of who accesses a room with voting machines;
  • Documenting and securing the chain of custody of voting machines; and,
  • Ensuring ballot programming computers are not connected to the network/internet.

About CISA:

Created in 2018, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to American cyber and physical infrastructure. CISA connects industry and government to each other and to resources, analyses, and tools to help them build their own cyber, communications, and physical security and resilience, in turn helping to ensure a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.