National Guard cyber teams activated for elections in these states
At least three US states have activated and put National Guard cyber-security units on standby for midterm elections. The three states are Washington, Illinois, and, more recently, Wisconsin.
According to officials, these cyber-security teams will be prepared to assist state election officials in the event of a cyber-security incident during the elections.
Illinois officials have activated National Guard cyber units last month, while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker did the same on Friday for his state.
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“Wisconsin voters should feel confident that the Wisconsin National Guard’s team is ready if needed to provide assistance on Election Day,” said Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, adjutant general of the Wisconsin National Guard. “The governor’s executive order simply allows us to deploy those resources quickly.”