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Detection and Prevention

CISA rapidly notifies relevant critical infrastructure stakeholders of elevated risk exposure, conducts incident management operations, provides vulnerability assessments, and directly deploys risk management information, tools, and technical services to mitigate risk, including regulatory enforcement where authorized.


Cybersecurity Assessments

In order to assist state and local election officials ensure the cybersecurity of election infrastructure, CISA offers a range of cybersecurity assessments that evaluate operational resilience, cybersecurity practices, organizational management of external dependencies, and other key elements of a robust cybersecurity framework.

CISAs Election Services

Securing the Nation’s election infrastructure requires partnership between federal, state, and local governments and the private sector. CISA works in collaboration with election stakeholders to include the National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Association of State Election Directors, the International Association of Government Officials, the National Association of Election Officials, and the Elections Assistance Commission in order to enhance the security of election systems.

Election Security Overview

Every year, citizens across the United States head to their local polling stations in order to cast their ballots for the candidates of their choice. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) works to ensure the physical security and cybersecurity of the systems and assets that supports the Nation’s elections.


Securing election infrastructure is a national security priority. Threats to election systems are constantly evolving, so defending these systems requires constant vigilance, innovation, and adaptation. State and local election officials nationwide are responsible for the operation and administration of elections.

Election Security

Fair and free elections are a hallmark of American democracy. The American people’s confidence in the value of their vote is principally reliant on their confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure that makes the Nation’s elections possible.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force

A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The cyber threat from foreign adversaries, hackers, and criminals presents significant and new risks to government and industry. Constant, targeted, and well-funded attacks by malicious actors threaten government and industry alike by way of their contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers at all tiers of the supply chain.

Tri-Sector Executive Working Group

The Tri-Sector Executive Working Group is a public-private partnership that facilitates and integrates a collaborative approach to risk management through prioritization, planning, and response across the financial services, communications, and electricity sectors.

Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

The 2.5 million miles of pipelines interspersed across the United States are a key component of the Nation’s economy. This vast network is responsible for transporting oil, natural gas, and other commodities essential to the American way of life. Accordingly, identifying and mitigating risks to this vast physical network and the cybersecurity infrastructure that supports it is a matter of critical importance.


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