Oct 16 2018

Imagine Nation ELC 2018: EAC and CERT Highlight Their Voting Cybersecurity Efforts

Since the 2016 U.S. elections, the public has turned its attention to the cybersecurity of national voting systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is charged with advising states on protecting their election networks, and Chairman Thomas Hicks discusses the processes employed by the commission. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT is on the ground, conducting vulnerability testing, and CERT's Justin Forbes reveals how his organization helps state and local governments improve voting cybersecurity.

Check out more of our coverage from Imagine Nation ELC 2018 here.


    • Thomas Hicks, Chairman, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
    • Justin Forbes, Applied Network Defense Team Lead, CERT/SEI

Video Highlights

  • The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides states with grants and guidance to protect their voting systems.
  • US-CERT works with federal agencies to conduct penetration testing on state and local voting systems to determine the state of their cybersecurity.
  • Agencies provide state and local governments with feedback on how to protect their voting systems from foreign adversaries and unauthorized access.