Technology brings both benefit and risk to elections – but there are solutions that can defend the process from cybersecurity threats. This product has been developed to help election management bodies identify and manage cybersecurity risks.
More than a year in the making, the guide is based on an in-depth questionnaire sent to all Commonwealth election management bodies; research missions in Ghana, Pakistan, Trinidad & Tobago and the UK; and regional training workshops in Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean.
It is the principle outcome of the Strengthening Election Cybersecurity project that is part of the Commonwealth Cyber Capability Programme.
Funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the programme supports the implementation of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration agreed by heads of government at their 2018 meeting in London.