CISA Insights: Email-Based Attacks on Elections-Related Entities

Original release date: September 10, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released CISA Insights: Actions to Counter Email-Based Attacks on Elections-Related Entities in light of increased sophisticated phishing operations targeting individuals and groups involved in the upcoming U.S. elections.

CISA strongly recommends elections-related individuals and organizations to prioritize the protection of email accounts and systems.

  • Use provider-offered protections, if utilizing cloud email.
  • Secure user accounts on high value services.
  • Implement email authentication and other best practices.
  • Secure email gateway capabilities.

See the following resources for more information.

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ACSC Releases Annual Cyber Threat Report for 2019–2020

Original release date: September 10, 2020

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released its annual report on key cyber threats and statistics from 2019–2020. The report highlights that phishing and spearphishing are still the most common cyberattacks, and ransomware has become a significant threat to operations across multiple sectors.    

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review ACSC’s Annual Cyber Threat Report July 2019 to June 2020 and CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks and webpage on Ransomware for more information.  

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