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Head of US Cybersecurity Agency Sees Progress on Election Security, With More Work Needed for 2024

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Jul
2023
Head of US Cybersecurity Agency Sees Progress on Election Security, With More Work Needed for 2024

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Efforts to protect the nation’s election systems have grown exponentially since the 2016 presidential election, but more is needed to defend the integrity and resiliency of the election process ahead of next year’s vote, the head of the nation’s cybersecurity agency said Tuesday.

Jen Easterly, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, known as CISA, announced plans to boost resources within the agency, hiring 10 additional election security specialists who will be across the country to interact directly with state and local officials. Easterly made the announcement at the summer conference of the National Association of State Election Directors in Charleston, South Carolina.

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