1. Beyond 2020: Policy Recommendations for the Future of Election Security

    The 2020 election presents a paradox. Despite dramatic changes to the election process due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly complex threats since the 2016 election, 2020 is widely regarded as “the most secure [election] in American history.”1 Operationally, it was also one of the smoothest.2 State and local election officials overcame unprecedented challenges and […]

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  2. Managing Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risks in Election Technology

    This guide for election technology providers continues our approach of providing best practices for specific problem areas identified to CIS by the election community. It contains recommendations and best practices to address that need for cybersecurity risks, and refers to these other CIS documents to describe a holistic, consistent approach to risk management.

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  3. The Election Influence Operations Playbook

    The threat of Influence Operations (IO) strikes the core of our democracy by seeking to influence hearts and minds with divisive and often false information. Although malicious actors are targeting the whole of society, the upcoming “The Election Influence Operations Playbook” focuses on a subset of influence operations—the types of disinformation attacks and misinformation incidents […]

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  4. 20 Ways to Protect the 2020 Election

    Modifying election plans to account for coronavirus is understandable and essential. However, drawing on pre-existing election funding to address these modifications presents a particular dilemma: ahead of the presidential election, our nation’s election infrastructure is not yet fully secure, while America’s adversaries continue to possess the capabilities to exploit technical deficiencies and to try to […]

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  5. The Election Official’s Handbook

    Foreign actors are increasingly sophisticated at using cyber tools and social media to probe and penetrate electoral infrastructure, manipulate public opinion, and cast doubt on the integrity of the election process. On the eve of another presidential election, vulnerabilities in our election systems remain unaddressed. This handbook provides a list of steps that local election […]

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  6. Elections Cyber Tabletop Exercise Package

    CISA developed the Elections Cyber Tabletop Exercise Package (commonly referred to as “tabletop exercise in a box”) as a resource for state, local, and private sector partners. The package includes template exercise objectives, scenario, and discussion questions, as well as a collection of cybersecurity references and resources. Partners can use the exercise package to initiate […]

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  7. Best Practices for Mail Screening and Handling Processes

    The Best Practices for Mail Screening and Handling guide is designed to provide mail center managers, their supervisors, and an organization’s security personnel a framework for understanding and mitigating risks posed to the organization by the mail and packages it receives and delivers on a daily basis. A wide range of potential threats can be […]

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