ENISA issued recommendations on EU-wide election cybersecurity
On the upcoming elections for the European Parliament ENISA released a paper with EU-wide recommendations for providing cybersecurity of electoral processes. The paper explores malign actors and their motivations, cyber threat landscape and human factor in online disinformation. For all issues ENISA suggest twelve recommendations to mitigate the negative effect on the upcoming elections. Among others are: to identify unusual traffic patterns that could be associated with the spread of disinformation or cyberattacks on election processes; to take down botnets; to use back-up channels/technologies to validate the results with the count centres; to classify election systems, processes and infrastructures as critical infrastructure; to consider introducing national legislation to tackle the challenges associated with online disinformation.