A Phased Approach to Election Security and Checklist for Officials
As the next round of national and local elections draws closer, security experts expect nation-state threat actors, cyber criminals and malicious insiders will intensify their efforts to steal voter information, breach voting systems, conduct cyber espionage and influence activity to alter election outcomes.
Effectively blocking these threats can be a daunting challenge for government officials who must work with limited funds and manpower. Election officials need a holistic approach with world-class information, protection and threat response to stay ahead of threats. Mandiant recommends a phased approach to election security.
Each phase of an election requires specific areas of attention and resources must be allocated correspondingly to protect election infrastructure and preserve election integrity.