Election security

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

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:

DDoS Attacks on Election Infrastructure Can Hinder Access to Voting Information, Would Not Prevent Voting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on election infrastructure can hinder access to voting information but would not prevent voting.

Three P’s of Voting

The Three P’s of Voting is an infographic to help voters understand the importance of being prepared ahead of elections to cast their vote, participating to help during local elections, and being patient as increased usage of mail-in and absentee ballots may lead to slower than usual results reporting in some states.

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CISA and Election Security Partners Praise OPM’s Decision to Allow Federal Employees to Serve as Poll Workers to Ensure Voters Can Vote Safely and Securely

Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that government employees who requests time off to serve as a non-partisan election worker to assist in the proper and orderly voting and procedures at polling stations shall be granted excused absence to the maximum extent possible while accounting for the responsibilities and duties to carry out the agency mission.
Last Published Date: September 29, 2020