By Derek B. Johnson in GCN:
Officials from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency often describe their role in election security as helping to coordinate and advise the larger ecosystem of election stakeholders.
In a newly released strategic plan, the agency lays out its strategy for protecting the 2020 elections by largely leaning into that facilitator role, breaking down its coordination activities across four lines of effort: elections infrastructure, campaigns and political infrastructure, the American electorate and warning and response.
To help protect digital and physical elections infrastructure, such as voting machines, election software systems and polling places, CISA aims to complement the work of states and localities, vendors and others on the front lines of election administration, encouraging them to adopt better security practices through outreach and offers of federal resources.
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