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Payments and Grants
This office provides oversight, monitoring and technical assistance to states and local election jurisdictions for HAVA funds. Formula grants include Requirements Payments to help states meet the requirements of Title III in HAVA, and the 2018 HAVA Election Security Grants to support election system upgrades to strengthen election security.
Resources for Voters
The EAC provides timely and useful information to American voters, who deserve accessible, accurate and secure elections
The EAC's Testing and Certification program is the critical first step in the process of maintaining the reliability and security of the voting systems used in our nation's elections.
Resources for Election Officials
Election officials need support to maintain and improve election systems. The EAC is a trusted partner in this important endeavor.
Research & Data
Innovative research and data collection fuels the EAC’s mission to improve voter experience and support election administrators.
The U.S. EAC is working with all levels of government to facilitate the conversation regarding securing the election process and to support election officials' efforts to provide an accessible and secure voting process.
Glossary - IT Terms Managing Election Technology New
Glossary - Common Cybersecurity Terminology New
American Elections: Understanding Cybersecurity (VIDEO) New
Incident Response Best Practices (PDF)
10 things you should know about maintaining your aging voting technology
10 things you should know about purchasing new voting equipment
Checklist for Securing Voter Registration Data
Checklist for Securing Election Night Reporting Systems
Quick Tips on Alternative Voting Methods (PDF)
U.S. EAC Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 9-28-16 (PDF)
U.S EAC Meets to Review Contingency Planning and Security Preparations for Election Day 9-8-16 (PDF)
U.S. EAC Participates on Election Security Call 8-15-16 (PDF)
U.S. EAC Statement on Election Security Preparedness 8-5-16 (PDF)
Cyber Threat Information Sharing Ben Spear (VIDEO) New
Center for Internet Security General Resources
General Security Recommendations (White Paper)
SQL Injection (White Paper)
SQL Injection Recommendations (White Paper)
XSS Recommendations (White Paper)
Spear Phishing Recommendations (White Paper)
BEC Recommendations (White Paper)
DDoS Attack Guide (White Paper)
Importance of Patching (White Paper)
Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) (Training Website)
Self-Instructed Cybersecurity Training Information (PDF)
Security Tip (ST16-001) Securing Voter Registration Data (PDF)
Best Practices for Continuity of Operations (Handling Destructive Malware) (PDF)
Ransomware: What It Is and What To Do About It (PDF)
Voting Systems Security - Marginal Remarks Josh Franklin (VIDEO) New
Easy Ways to Build a Better Password
U.S. EAC welcomes state and local election offices to submit presentations or materials used to demonstrate election security in their jurisdictions. To be considered for posting on the U.S. EAC website, election offices may submit requests here.
Denver Elections Cybersecurity Amber McReynolds and Scott Cardenas (VIDEO) New
Montgomery County Board of Elections (PDF)
Election Integrity and Security
Election Day - Final Preparations
Coverage Regarding on Election System and Voting System Security
The Reality of Election Security
U.S. EAC & Election Officials Working Together to Increase Confidence
Aging Voting Technology
Election Official as an IT Manager
U.S. EAC Wants You to Help Develop New Voting System Guidelines!
U.S. EAC-NIST Form Public Working Groups For New Voting System Guidelines
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