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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public-private partnership dedicated to the cause, to lead the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month starting today.

A two-part ransomware guide released yesterday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) directs cyber professionals on how to protect against and respond to attack.

Federal legislation to help strengthen the cybersecurity of state and local governments through a Department of Homeland Security grant program passed the House of Representatives on Sept. 30 – with impetus for the legislation coming from across the U.S. in the form of numerous ransomware and other attacks in recent years.

The FBI in conjunction with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a public service announcement to raise awareness about the potential for disinformation around the results of the elections, especially in the period after voting has occurred.

The Cyber Navigators Act, H.R. 8011, would provide additional election-specific IT support to provide help monitoring systems and digesting data from cybersecurity information sharing and analysis centers, said Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., one of the bills cosponsors.

In the 20th century, literacy in reading, writing, and mathematics might have been the requisites to inform participation in democratic and economic systems,  but over the past half century, a new form of necessary literacy has been emerging – cyber literacy.

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This week the Federal agency primarily responsible for protecting elections held a training event to test its plans in advance of November’s Election Day. The third “Tabletop the Vote” exercise hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, took place over a three day period from July 28 to 30, featuring 37 states and over 2,000 total participants, the majority of which participated remotely.

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