The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the “Tabletop the Vote 2018: DHS’ National Election Cyber Exercise,” a three-day, first-of-its-kind exercise to assist DHS and our federal partners, state and local election officials, and private vendors in identifying best practices and areas for improvement in cyber incident planning, preparedness, identification, response, and recovery. Through tabletop simulation of a realistic scenario, exercise participants discussed and explored potential impacts to voter confidence, voting operations, and the integrity of elections.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security hosted a conference call with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) – the nation’s lead election security officials – featuring a briefing by Facebook on the company’s actions last week to remove inauthentic behavior by malicious actors who seek to undermine our democratic institutions.
EIS Communiqués are part of the Election Security Resources that highlight various services, and tools, such as assessments, threat information-sharing programs, network protection, best practices, incident response, and developments at the federal level.
Thank you Secretary of State Lawson for that kind introduction. You and Director Bob Giles have been outstanding partners in the Department’s election security efforts. I want to thank you for pushing our partnership forward, and for organizing this important conference. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Acting Assistant Secretary Bob Kolasky, Matt Masterson, Geoff Hale and all of the DHS personnel who have worked tirelessly in partnership with you to improve the security and resilience of our election infrastructure.
The Election Security Resources provides resources for helping to secure U.S. election systems.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra addresses the Department’s critical role in safeguarding and securing cyberspace.
A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra address DHS’ ongoing efforts to assist with reducing and mitigating risks to our election infrastructure.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participation in a series of coordination meetings with state and local election officials, private sector companies, and federal partners to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.
Last week, senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participated in a series of coordination meetings with state and local election officials, private sector companies, and federal partners to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.