Election Security

Key areas of our services[5] include the following:

  • Cybersecurity Advisors and Protective Security Advisors, regionally located personnel who offer state and local governments, as well as private sector partners, immediate and sustained assistance, coordination, and outreach to prepare for and protect from cyber and physical threats.
  • Cybersecurity Assessments, such as Cyber Hygiene Scanning, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, and Cyber Resilience Reviews.
  • Detection and Prevention, such as Cyber Threat Hunting and Enhanced Cyber Services.
  • Information Sharing and Awareness, such as National Cyber Awareness System alerts and advisories, and the Homeland Security Information Network portal.
  • Incident Response, provides 24/7 intrusion analysis in response to cyber incident.
  • Training and Career Development, including the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) cybersecurity training, and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies Catalog.

Additional Resources

#Protect2020

What is #PROTECT2020?

#PROTECT2020 is a national call to action initiated by CISA, the lead federal agency responsible for national election security, to enhance the integrity and resilience of the Nation’s election infrastructure, and ensure the confidentiality, truthfulness, and accuracy of the free and fair elections necessary for our American way of life.

Visit CISA’s #PROTECT2020 webpage[6], as a starting point for resources on election security for the public as well as election officials at all levels. You can also:

  • Learn about CISA’s Election Security Services
  • Join the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (EI-GCC)
  • Access the Election Security Resource Library
  • Find your state or local election office website

Coordinating Councils

Government Coordinating Council

The Government Coordinating Council[7] (GCC) enables local, state, and federal governments to share information and collaborate on best practices to mitigate and counter threats1 to election infrastructure.

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