To prevent voter harassment and cybercrime, USPA Nationwide Security has dispatched hundreds of security officers to Dade and Broward Counties.
Providing security guards to ensure the safety of Miami voters (protecting democracy by ensuring voter safety)
In order to discourage voters from participating in the political process, voter harassment is used. Violence, threats, and stalking of the vigilante type have been reported in some areas in an attempt to prevent people from voting. The first step in combating voter intimidation is to report suspected instances. It is imperative to include the location and date of the incident. There are a number of organizations that operate voter protection hotlines. As an example, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law operates the Election Protection Hotline.
It is anticipated that HAVA funds for election protection will increase to $75 million by 2020. Due to this funding, many states have been able to improve the security of their elections. There are a number of obstacles that election officials must overcome in order to resolve this issue. Local law enforcement departments are unwilling to assist, and state election officials are not taking the threat seriously. It has also been pledged by several state attorneys general that individuals who threaten elections will be prosecuted.
Previously, USPA provided armed security guards at Miami locations, according to Albena Biaci of USPA’s Customer Support Team. As a result of the onlookers who followed voters, threatened violence, and livestreamed voting booths, voters felt threatened. In accordance with the law, voter harassment is prohibited. The district attorney or your local elections department should be contacted if you observe anyone engaging in this behavior.
Cybercriminals attack voter registration databases
A successful election system is dependent on the security of voter registration databases, according to Brian Fitzgibbons, Vice President at USPA Nationwide Security. Despite the fact that no technology is completely secure, it is pertinent to note that some state networks may have vulnerabilities. Hackers breached voter databases during the 2020 election. It is for this reason that professional cybersecurity services are so critical.
In two ways, a hacker can cause chaos by gaining access to a voter registration system. It may be more difficult for poll workers at polling stations to check in voters due to their interference with voter data. It is possible for hackers to use voter data not only to steal voter information, but also to harass voters.
In many states, paper copies of voter rolls are distributed to local officials as a backup source of information. This procedure should be followed in the event that an electronic database malfunctions or becomes unavailable.
A brief overview of national security provided by the USPA
Miami security guards and fire watch guards are provided by USPA locally and throughout the United States. Since 2005, they have provided close protection officers (bodyguards) throughout the Caribbean.