FedTech Magazine: Federal IT Leaders at DHS Highlight Election Security Efforts

“With less than 100 days to go before the general election on Nov. 3, federal cybersecurity leaders have been using their platforms on social media to highlight how the government is helping states enhance their election security.”

“In the past few weeks, these officials — all of whom are among FedTech’s 30 Federal IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020 — have turned to Twitter to showcase federal election cybersecurity initiatives and highlight resources for officials involved in such security efforts at the state level.”

“’This is a highly scrutinized space,’ says Geoff Hale, director of the Election Security Initiative at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. ‘Anything that goes wrong can be used to undermine confidence in the institution.’”

“In the run-up to the November vote, the federal government has stepped up efforts to help states and local officials increase their resilience to election security threats, both foreign and domestic. Those efforts are led by CISA and supported by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the National Guard…” Read the full article here.

Source: Federal IT Leaders at DHS, NSA Highlight Election Security Efforts – By Phil Goldstein, August 4, 2020. FedTech Magazine.

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