Candidates getting “Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook”

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Learning Cyber Safety

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Candidates seeking to be on the ballot in Kentucky in 2018 are getting information on how to avoid becoming victims of cyber attacks.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes began distributing the “Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook” to candidates on Tuesday, the same days as filing deadlines for candidates.

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The Secretary of State says the Playbook was created by Defending Digital Democracy (DDD), the bipartisan initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.

The document was originally released in print and online formats in November 2017 with the goal of providing political campaigns, candidates and their staff with the basic information to prevent digital attacks.

Grimes says her office partnered with the Secretary of State of West Virginia to create the Playbook as a way to help campaigns and political organizations guard against those “who seek to undermine our democratic process.”



The Playbook can be accessed online free of charge by going to https://www.belfercenter.org/CyberPlaybook .