WASHINGTON – With elections in additional than 30 states tomorrow, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA) will host an election situational consciousness room to coordinate with federal companions, state and native election officers, personal sector election companions, and political organizations to share real-time data and supply help as wanted. Whereas there isn’t a particular, credible risk to election infrastructure, CISA stands prepared to supply cyber incident response and experience if wanted. CISA encourages voters to show to state and native election officers as trusted sources of knowledge.
In keeping with Election Safety Initiative Director Geoff Hale, “CISA has supported state and native election officers to assist safe their programs and push again in opposition to malicious actors in search of to disrupt our democratic course of and intervene in our elections. We sit up for persevering with this work in collaboration with our election companions to make sure the safety and resilience of elections in 2021 and past.”
CISA is targeted on constructing resilience inside the American public by encouraging using trusted sources for data. Voters ought to concentrate on mis-, dis-, and malinformation and keep in mind that one of the best supply for details about voting – together with how, when, and the place to vote – is their state or native election workplace. CISA recommends numerous assets to fight mis-, dis-, and malinformation. These embrace:
- An election disinformation toolkit designed to assist election officers, as they’re the first supply for trusted data, together with a set of infographics designed to “pre-bunk” false content material;
- A rumor management web site, cisa.gov/rumorcontrol, that gives correct details about election processes to debunk potential mis-, dis-, and malinformation; and
- The Resilience Sequence: CISA produced graphic novels that elevate consciousness of the risks related to the unfold of misinformation on-line.