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FBI – New Protected Voices program for 2018

The FBI has launched a new program called “Protected Voices” designed to reduce improper information impacting government & elections from foreign influences.

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence/foreign-influence/protected-voices

Protected Voices is an FBI initiative to mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections. Part of that initiative is outward-facing and includes efforts by the Bureau to raise awareness among political campaigns about the best ways to fend off possible attempts—by criminals, foreign agents, or others—to infiltrate their information technology infrastructure.

One key to addressing this threat is for a campaign to enhance its own cyber hygiene, the technological equivalent of locking your doors and windows. To this end, the FBI—in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence—has released a number of short videos, embedded below, on the most urgent cybersecurity issues that may leave a campaign’s computer networks vulnerable to attacks. The videos include tips and best practices on how best to protect your organization, based on industry research and our own vast experience investigating cyber crimes.

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