Guide to Operational Security for Election Officials released by CISA

CISA has released its Guide to Operational Security for Election Officials. The purpose of this guide is to improve election security infrastructure by offering a comprehensive outline operational security (OPSEC) in the context of elections. This guide provides information on potential risks as well as practical risk mitigation measures. 

Key points of the guide include: 

  • OPSEC is essential for ensuring the protection of election infrastructure, defending the infrastructure from potential exposures. 
  • Through OPSEC training and awareness, election officials can effectively mange risks. 
  • By weaving OPSEC principles into daily operations, election officials can prevent the unauthorized access of sensitive information. 

This guide highlights the value of considering data from the perspective of an adversary in order to effectively assess and prevent potential threats. Furthermore, this guide can help election officials to mitigate risk while remaining transparent about the election process.