Election Security Resources

Election Security Resources

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center



“Securing our election requires a whole-of-society approach. Every American has a role to play, especially since the American voter is the primary target of foreign influence and disinformation efforts. The women and men of the Intelligence Community will continue to be vigilant in protecting America, but we need your participation in this effort.  As Americans, we are all in this together. I encourage you to stay informed and vote!  By doing so, you'll not only help protect our elections, but also send a clear message to our adversaries. We decide who our elected officials are.”


— NCSC Director Bill Evanina







On October 6 2020, NCSC Director Bill Evanina, FBI Director Chris Wray, NSA Director Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Chris Krebs released a Public Service Announcement on the security of the upcoming 2020 election. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.








7 August 2020: Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: Election Threat Update for the American Public


28 July 2020: Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020






26 August 2020 NCSC Safeguarding Our Election bulletin: Foreign Adversaries Could Use Deepfakes to Influence U.S. Elections


20 August 2020 NCSC Safeguarding Our Election bulletin: Foreign Adversaries are Targeting U.S. Elections with Disinformation






 22 October 2020: Russian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actor Compromises U.S. Government Targets


22 October 2020: Iranian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Threaten Election-Related Systems


02 October 2020: Spoofed Internet Domains and Email Accounts Pose Cyber and Disinformation Risks to Voters

01 October 2020: Foreign Actors Likely to Use Online Journals to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Elections

30 September 2020: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Could Hinder Access to Voting Information, Would Not Prevent Voting

28 September 2020: False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Legitimacy of U.S. Elections

24 September: Cyber Threats to Voting Processes Could Slow But Not Prevent Voting

22 September 2020 Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results






Election Security Information Needs — NCSC
NCSC’s informational brochure on foreign threats to U.S. elections and the potential activities that foreign adversaries can undertake to undermine election security.




Election Security -- ODNI 

ODNI collaborates with federal departments and agencies, state and local government, election officials and other valued partners to help protect our elections and maintain transparency with the American public about our efforts.





Protected Voices – FBI
The Protected Voices initiative provides tools and resources to political campaigns, companies and individuals to protect against online foreign operations and cyber threats.





Election Security – DHS
Department of Homeland Security resources on election security, infrastructure and services.





Election Security – CISA
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency resources on election infrastructure security and election risk management.





#TrustedInfo2020 – National Association of Secretaries of State
The #TrustedInfo2020 education initiative is a collaborative effort from the country’s Secretaries of State, along with other state and local election officials, who hope to inform the public of trusted sources of election information.





Elections and COVID-19 — U.S. Election Assistance Commission    
Resources for voters and election officials related to COVID-19, education and training.






National Counterintelligence and Security Center