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CAMPAIGN CYBER SECURITY

Cyber security is an issue of critical importance not just for presidential campaigns but for campaigns of all types and sizes, though of course the approach to cyber security varies depending on the campaign.

 

We welcome you to consider these resources and a selection of our past articles and interviews:

RESOURCES: Best Practices

Campaign Checklist from Department of Homeland Security – https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/DHS%20Campaign%20Checklist_FINAL%20October.pdf

Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Global Cyber Alliance Cybersecurity Toolkit – www.gcatoolkit.org

DNC Device and Account Security Checklist 2.0 –https://medium.com/@boblord/device-and-account-security-checklist-2-0-1f3637eec1c

RESOURCES: Disinformation

Alliance for Securing Democracy Hamilton 68 Project - https://securingdemocracy.gmfus.org/hamilton-68/

How Campaigns Can Protect Themselves from Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Social Media Manipulation - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2019/01/10/how-campaigns-can-protect-themselves-from-deepfakes-disinformation-and-social-media-manipulation/

RESOURCES: Glossaries

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mg79v4/hacking-glossary

https://www.mailguard.com.au/blog/cybersecurity-jargon-glossary

RESOURCES: Additional Resources from Good Harbor's Presentation to Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, February 2019

Microsoft AccountGuard - https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/08/20/protecting-democracy-with-microsoft-accountguard/

 

Google Protect Your Election - https://protectyourelection.withgoogle.com/intl/en/#tools-content

FBI Protected Voices - https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence/foreign-influence/protected-voices

How Campaigns Can Protect Themselves from Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Social Media Manipulation - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2019/01/10/how-campaigns-can-protect-themselves-from-deepfakes-disinformation-and-social-media-manipulation/

 

Crowdstrike 2019 Global Threat Report - https://www.crowdstrike.com/resources/reports/2019-crowdstrike-global-threat-report/

 

The RNC Files: Inside the Largest US Voter Data Leak - https://www.upguard.com/breaches/the-rnc-files

 

Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report - http://www.verizonenterprise.com/industry/public_sector/docs/2018_dbir_public_sector.pdf

 

2017 Cost of Data Breach Study - https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/ZYKLN2E3

 

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/politics/russia-hack-election-dnc.html

SELECTION OF OUR PAST ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Yes It's Possible to Hack the Election

"If someone makes the charge after this election that the results were altered by hackers, our country has almost no way of credibly refuting that claim."

Why Russia Would Hack Voters Lists and What We Should Do about It

Richard Clarke on ABC News discusses election risks and his observation that "the simplest way to cause disruption and to cast doubt on the outcome would be to selectively delete names from the voter lists."

 

Here's Exactly How Russia Can Hack the 2018 Elections
Hacking the 2018 midterms is "a very real possibility," writes Alex Thompson in Vice News with insights from Richard Clarke.

Interview at GeekWire Summit

Emilian Papadopoulos, Ina Fried, and Laura Rosenberger highlighted how foreign actors are using cyber attacks and fake news to interfere in democratic processes and why bipartisanship and privacy considerations need to be critical components of future policy solutions.

Slamming the door shut to foreign meddling in America

As a first step to prevent foreign powers from influencing American voters, Richard Clarke and Ian Vandewalker suggest "common sense reforms" such as better regulating online ads and election financing.