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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its #Protect2020 Strategic Plan for election security Feb. 7, one day after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) slammed the agency’s election security preparedness.
“In the field of election security, it is not possible to identify all system vulnerabilities and defend them in all scenarios,” the report explains. “However, it is CISA’s mission to elevate the security posture of our Nation’s election systems to make these intrusions more difficult, identify them when they occur, and ensure that they do not affect the overall outcome of the election.”
The plan details CISA’s four lines of election security effort – election infrastructure, campaign and political infrastructure, the American electorate, and warning and response – and key actions in each area. In its objectives, CISA has prioritized partnerships with the private sector, information sharing with stakeholders, and real-time cyber vulnerability assessments.
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