Security Expert Comment: US Homeland Security Official Says Russia Will Try To Interfere In 2020 Election: “They’re Going To Be Back”

Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security, spoke with “CBS This Morning” about his concerns for the 2020 elections.

On election night 2020, dozens of states will have members of their National Guard cyber teams ready and waiting to deal with attacks on their voting systems.“The election network security is a very state-centric thing,” said Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel. “It’s not military responsibility, or National Guard responsibility, to secure it. We’re an additive measure.”

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Experts Comments

November 07, 2019
Richard Bejtlich
Principal Security Strategist
Every election network should be instrumented with a network security monitoring platform that creates an audit record of all activity on the wire. It's not enough to install security devices that only try to stop malicious activity or create alerts on suspicious activity. It's also important to have a neutral record of how the election network was used, not only for analysis at the time of the election, but as evidence to prove in the future that the elections were not subjected to tampering.

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