Tag Archives: election security

FBI, CISA: Russian Cyber Actor Targets U.S. State, Local Gov’t Networks

Data-Centric Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have reported about a Russian state-sponsored cyber actor that has attacked non-federal government and aviation networks. Various state, local, territorial and tribal government bodies within the U.S. have experienced cyber threats from Russia-based actors identified with the names “Berserk Bear,” “Energetic Bear,” “Crouching Yeti,” "Koala," "TeamSpy," “Dragonfly,” and “Havex," CISA said Thursday.

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Christopher Krebs on CISA’s Election Security Website, Stakeholder Partnerships

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the agency is partnering with public and private sector entities to prevent election interference by adversaries. Krebs said that CISA has recently partnered with the FBI to release public service announcements on cyber tactics that adversaries might use to disrupt election security.

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CISA, EAC Launch Election Risk Profile Tool; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Election Assistance Commission (US EAC) have unveiled a new tool designed to help local and state election officials assess and mitigate election security risks. The Election Risk Profile Tool can help federal agencies and election officials manage cybersecurity threats to the election infrastructure subsector

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Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA Cybersecurity Directorate, Discusses Cyber Threats for Upcoming Elections

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed details the agency's priorities to enhance election security for the upcoming polls. 

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Christopher Krebs: CISA Hasn’t Yet Seen ‘Coordinated’ Foreign Effort to Influence US Elections

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said CISA has not seen a “coordinated” effort of foreign election interference to date.

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Mona Harrington to Serve as Election Assistance Commission’s Full-Time Executive Director

EAC

Mona Harrington, acting executive director of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), has been appointed to assume her role on a full-time basis after unanimous voting. She led workforce growth, fund distribution, election security and COVID-19 response efforts in her capacity as acting executive director, EAC said Wednesday.

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