Election Infrastructure Council Applauds Cyber Cooperation in 2020 Cycle – MeriTalk

The Election Infrastructure Authorities Coordinating Council – whose management spans Federal, state, and native authorities election officers – applauded inter-government cooperation on implementing cybersecurity safeguards within the 2020 election cycle, and pledged to make use of classes realized going ahead to enhance election safety and resiliency.

Council management stated the group held its winter assembly on Feb. 18 to debate classes realized however provided scant particulars of any specific findings. They stated the winter assembly exhibits that “the election group continues to be unified and dedicated to working collectively on election cybersecurity.”

“Because the nation confronted the worst pandemic in a century, state and native election officers labored to make sure voters may take part safely, whereas additionally implementing new and expanded cybersecurity safeguards and countering misinformation and disinformation,” council management stated. “This required an unprecedented degree of coordination between all ranges of presidency.”

Council management issuing the assertion consists of: Bob Kolasky, assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA); U.S. Election Fee Chairman Ben Hovland; Nationwide Affiliation of Secretaries of State (NASS) President Maggie Toulouse Oliver; Nationwide Affiliation of State Election Administrators (NASED) President Michelle Tassinari; and David Stafford, supervisor of elections for Escambia County, Fla.

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