Critical Infrastructure Security, Threat Management

CISA: Election infrastructure not facing credible threats as polls near

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has not identified any credible threat that may compromise election infrastructure a week before the midterm polls, according to CyberScoop. "We have done everything we can to make election infrastructure as secure and as resilient as possible," said CISA Director Jen Easterly during a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Despite the lack of cyber threats against voting equipment, Easterly noted that physical threats and intimidation toward elections officials have been increasing, as well as disinformation and misinformation regarding the upcoming elections. "Of course you've got disinformation and misinformation which can be used by foreign adversaries to sow discord among the American people to undermine confidence in the integrity of our elections and to incite violence to our election officials," said Easterly. Easterly earlier said that CISA has been working to combat disinformation techniques amid growing influence operations by Russia, China, and Iran.

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