Cyber Threats to Elections: A Lexicon

Cyber Threats to Elections: A Lexicon

Drawing on lessons learned from the 2016 elections, the Intelligence Community (IC) created a Lexicon to better synchronize communications through the normalization of cyber terms used by the IC, election officials, and potentially the media. It provides a guide to cyber threat terms and related terminology issues likely to arise when describing cyber activity. The document includes a range of cyber-specific terms that may be required to accurately convey intelligence on a cyber threat event and terms that have been established by relevant authorities regarding technical infrastructure for conducting elections.

 

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