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At nations’ request, U.S. Cyber Command probes foreign networks to hunt election security threats

Ever since US cyber security experts succeeded in thwarting Russian attempts at election meddling during the 2018 midterm elections by taking a Russian troll farm offline, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cyber Command has been probing networks in foreign countries in order to identify and shut down interference campaigns targeting the 2020 presidential election campaign. As part of these efforts, Cybercom cooperates with the National Security Agency (NSA) and foreign governments.

Cyber National Mission Force commander Tim Haugh believes that in order to rule out election meddling, “we’ve got to be out there every day and we have to be in contact with” malicious actors in cyberspace.

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