Michael Daly, chief technology officer of cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon, has suggested multiple strategies for U.S. states to secure voting systems ahead of the midterm elections.
Daly called on state election officials and cybersecurity staff to gather in a conference to discuss cybersecurity controls, areas that are prone to attacks and past cases of election tampering, Raytheon said Wednesday.
“It’s time to reshape the cyber landscape with a national defense doctrine that increases investment in our infrastructure, technologies, and training to deter our adversaries,” he said.
He added that secretaries of state, members of election boards and state cybersecurity officials should also document their entire election process and involved systems since each state has a different set of attack vectors.
State leaders should work with their information technology vendors and organizations to test the security of election systems, according to Daly.
Daly also urged state officials to ask for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.