CISA Unveils New Guide to Secure US Elections

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Jeff Brody

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued its latest list of best practices to enhance election security across the U.S. The document released on Tuesday is intended to assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in their cybersecurity efforts to protect enterprise networks and election infrastructure. 

CISA said implementing the practices will require organizations "little or no cost." The document guides in software and patch management, log management, network segmentation, blocking suspicious activity, credential management, establishing a baseline for host and network activity, information technology guidance and policies to provide notice for computer systems. 

CISA's Hunt and Incident Response Team created the list through engagements with SLTT governments, election officials and other stakeholders. The agency also included government resources that officials can use to support their election security efforts.