CISA

Statement from CISA Director Krebs on Security and Resilience of 2020 Elections

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs released the following statement today, along with a video, on the agency’s ongoing efforts with public and private sector partners to protect the 2020 elections from foreign interference. CISA also unveiled a new web page, cisa.gov/rumorcontrol, which details the agency’s efforts to combat disinformation.
Last Published Date: October 20, 2020

Implementing Strong Authentication CEG

Authentication is the process of verifying that a user’s identity is genuine. Most systems require a user to be authenticated prior to granting access to the system. The purpose of this guide is to lay out the concept of authentication, recommend related security enhancements, and provide guidance to help plan and implement a strong authentication solution. Strong authentication is one of many pillars of a defense-in-depth cybersecurity strategy, but it is not the only solution to cybersecurity issues. 

Election Infographic Products

The Election Infographic Products is a set of three infographics and two maps designed to combat disinformation by equipping election officials, stakeholders, and voters with information on the mail-in voting, post election, and election results processes (which vary by state and/or jurisdictions), and the security measures that were implemented to safeguard the 2020 election season. The products are:

CISA Quality Services Management Office Vulnerability Disclosure Platform Contract Awarded

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), with the General Services Administration (GSA), awarded a contract to Endyna, Inc. of McLean, Va., on Sept. 25, to provide the Vulnerability Disclosure Platform and associated services to help protect Federal civilian Executive Branch networks.
Last Published Date: October 2, 2020

CISA Kicks Off 17th National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicked off the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance. This year’s theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” encourages Americans to own their role in cybersecurity by focusing on personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to be safer and more secure online.
Last Published Date: October 1, 2020