The Planning Guide and templates are voluntary tools to help jurisdictions effectively recognize and respond to potential cyber incidents. Election offices can use this information as a basic cyber incident response plan or integrate it into a broader plan based on their specific needs. The templates, which can be tailored to fit the exact needs of each jurisdiction, include:
- Key stakeholders and contact information worksheets for incident notification and response;
- Incident notification plans providing standardized procedures for notifying appropriate stakeholders of a potential cyber incident based on observed symptoms and level of criticality; and
- Incident indicators (“symptoms”) system users can reference to detect potential cyber incidents and initiate the appropriate notification plan for escalation and reporting.
Download, print, and distribute these voluntary resources.