Election security is a key to maintaining our democracy. To preserve the integrity of our elections, three critical battlegrounds require focus and attention.
Protecting the hardware, software, databases, networks, and processes used for capturing and tallying votes is essential for maintaining elections integrity.
- Election officials must institute best practices—with people, processes, and technology—to protect their voting infrastructure.
Since most attacks target individuals, it’s important for elections officials and campaign managers to educate their employees and volunteers on potential threats and critical best practices.
- Good news—these efforts require only good common sense, cost little to nothing, and help to lessen vulnerabilities.
Perhaps the most difficult threat to address. Education and best practice sharing are key to changing behaviors.
- As a user of social media, taking care of your feed, vetting information you post for accuracy and ensuring a trusted and legitimate source from where they came, prevents you from being an unwitting pawn in a disinformation campaign.
Building Stronger Defenses for 2020 and Beyond
As the world’s largest cyber security company, Symantec understands it has an important role and responsibility to play in election security. We are committed to applying our threat intelligence, advanced technology, and human expertise to bear on this critical issue. In addition to our Project Dolphin spoof proof service, we offer support in other ways.
We provide the Center for Internet Security with threat intelligence and security operations services for their Albert sensors, employed by 36 states to monitor their election infrastructures.
We offer this educational resource site, including threat intelligence, best practices, and expert perspectives.
Top Election Security Tips You Can Use Right Now
Whether you are a voter, poll worker, or part of an election system, here are the essential tips to help improve election security.