At a glance.
- CISA releases its election cybersecurity toolkit.
- Post-incident disruption at NHS expected to last at least three weeks.
- Cisco discloses a security incident.
- KillMilk says his crew downed Lockheed Martin's website.
- Industroyer2, and what came of it.
CISA releases its election cybersecurity toolkit.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) yesterday released Protecting U.S. Elections: A CISA Cybersecurity Toolkit. Intended as "a one-stop catalog of free services and tools available for state and local election officials to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of their infrastructure," the Toolkit was developed in conjunction with private and public organizations working through CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC). CISA explains that Protecting U.S. Elections is designed to enable election officials to:
- "Assess their risk using an Election Security Risk Profile Tool developed by CISA and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission;
- "Find tools related to protecting voter information, websites, email systems, and networks; and
- "Protect assets against phishing, ransomware, and distributed denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks."
In the US, we note for international readers, the conduct of elections is the responsibility of state and local governments, not Federal authorities.