US Cyber Command is Using Unclassified Networks to Fight Election Interference

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Cyber Command is using unclassified networks and publicly available communication platforms as it works to prevent foreign interference in the next presidential election. By working on unclassified networks, Slack channels and other platforms, the command is better able to communicate in real time with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and industry.

Since coming under fire for taking a hands-off approach to election security as a “domestic issue” in 2016, the Defense Department has determined that election security is an enduring mission; Cyber Command’s chief, Gen. Paul Nakasone, said in July that a safe 2020 election is his top priority.

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