On Tuesday, in the wake of reports of foreign interference in the 2016 elections, Gov. Cuomo has directed the state Cyber Security Advisory Board to review cyber security defenses in conjunction with state and county Boards of Election, and to make recommendations and propose additional security measures within 90 Days.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“The integrity of the electoral system is essential to a functioning democracy, and with those core American principles under attack, we must take decisive action to safeguard democratic integrity and expand voting rights….Recent reports of foreign hacking on the American electoral system are highly disturbing, and New York will do everything in its power to continue to secure our electoral system and protect the sanctity of our elections. In the absence of a concerted federal response, New York State is stepping up to ensure we are prepared for the serious cyber threats facing our electoral system.”