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The Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (EI-ISAC®) was established by the EIS-GCC to support the cybersecurity needs of the elections subsector. Through the EI-ISAC, election agencies will gain access to an elections-focused cyber defense suite, including sector-specific threat intelligence products, incident response and remediation, threat and vulnerability monitoring, cybersecurity awareness and training products, and tools for implementing security best practices. FAQ

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CIS and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) provide many resources to support the cybersecurity needs of the election community. These resources include guidance on security best practices developed by a global community of cybersecurity experts, that are tailored for the unique nature of election security.

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Election Security Spotlight – Principle of Least Privilege

Form and implement a least privilege policy. Identify what users, systems, and processes are on the network and determine the minimum access level that each requires for their assigned job function. This includes limiting the system privileges of senior officials and administrative assistants as they are frequently targeted by malicious actors because of their high access levels. Election offices should include all stakeholders in the policy process to ensure every user’s needs are addressed when establishing access levels. At minimum, the policy should include best practices 26, 48, and 66 of the CIS’ (Center for Internet Security) A Handbook for Elections Infrastructure Security.

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