Threat Management

New joint election security task force on the move

The U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency's joint election security task force has already been working to prevent the interference of China, Russia, Iran, and other adversaries on the upcoming midterm polls, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Officials' announcement of the joint task force's efforts comes after Cyber Command and National Security Administration Chief Gen. Paul Nakasone touted that more than 50 foreign networks across 16 countries have already been disrupted as part of the Cyber Command's efforts to disrupt foreign interference in the U.S. elections. Despite not detailing the joint group's concrete actions, lessons from Cyber Command's several 'hunt forward' missions in Ukraine, Croatia, and Lithuania may have been adopted. "We are building on previous successes, while also maximizing our strong relationships and synchronizing often, enabling the U.S. to respond rapidly to election threats. We cant just watch our adversaries, we have to do something about it, whether sharing timely information, or taking action against that actor," said NSA Senior Executive Anna Horrigan in May.

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