CISA Director Identifies Main Targets of Russian Adversaries in Election Security Efforts

NextGov: Interagency collaboration has informed a focus on defending election night reporting and voter registration databases from ransomware attacks by Russian adversaries, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs told attendees of the annual Black Hat information security conference Wednesday.

“What we’ve been able to do is distill down their target sets,” he said. “When we look in certain corners of the world where the Russians are active, we can figure out what they’re going after there, so we can bring that understanding back here and harden, spend that last dollar.”

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