Re-posted on behalf of the Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer A. Russell
(Carson City, NV; September 20, 2018) - Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announces that all 17 county election offices in Nevada have joined the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). Nevada is only the fourth state in the country to accomplish this important election security milestone. The other states are Florida, Ohio, Maryland, and South Carolina.
The Elections Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC) voted in February 2018 to establish the EI-ISAC to support the cybersecurity needs of the elections critical infrastructure subsector. Membership in the EI-ISAC is free and open to all state, local, tribal, and territorial government organizations that support elections in the U.S. Through the EI-ISAC, election agencies have 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. EI-ISAC members also have access to a 24x7x365 Security Operations Center, where members can reach out for assistance on a range of cybersecurity issues and needs.
“The fact that all of our county election officials are part of this important collaboration further demonstrates Nevada’s commitment to secure elections,” Cegavske said. “To be counted among the states leading the nation in this effort is a great source of pride for the Secretary of State’s office.”
For more information on Elections in Nevada, visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.nvsos.gov.