‘This is how it was all supposed to work’: The EI-ISAC readies for Election Day

November 3, 2020


On Tuesday, state and federal agencies and industry groups will staff “war rooms” focused on monitoring and responding to the latest threats to the administration of an election that’s already seen disinformation campaigns, threats from foreign governments, sweeping changes to how people cast ballots and, in just the past few weeks, record-busting early voting.

One of those war rooms is running out of an office park in East Greenbush, New York, home to the Center for Internet Security, which operates the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the federally backed entity that distributes threat intelligence to election administrators and helps state and local governments backstop their voting-related IT systems.

EI-ISAC’s director, Ben Spear, told StateScoop that this year’s plans build on its work over the last few election cycles.