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NSA Launches Election Security Group To Prevent Midterm Cyber Attacks

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At a glance

  • Group will be particularly focused threats from China, Iran and Russia.
  • Game plan reportedly includes intelligence gathering to identify potential attackers and their intent, then expose them, making their costs skyrocket.
  • “Thousands of people are going to work every day to defend the elections from foreign threats … to sharing information to … disrupting foreign adversary activity,” a group spokeswoman said.
  • Group traces roots to small team formed to fight Russian hackers ahead of the 2018 election.

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