On November 5, 2017, as we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the country’s election system was rocked by a number of serious breaches.
At a time when we should be celebrating, we must also acknowledge the risk to our democracy, the safety of our election systems, and the protection of our democracy from cyberattack.
In this week’s newsletter, we’ll be taking a closer look at the issues and the key players involved in the elections system and its cybersecurity.
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We’re here to help, with advice, information and recommendations on everything from the best way to use an online voter registration application to how to stay secure on election day.
And you can stay informed about the ongoing investigation into these breaches and what we can do to protect our democracy.
Let’s get started!
Election security: a primer Read more about election security.
What are the main issues?
There are a number things that make an election a security risk for Canadians.
But the major threats are not the ones that are obvious or obvious in retrospect.
They are not as obvious in the way we think of them today.
They’re hidden and they are difficult to measure.
They take place in networks that have been designed to protect us from a range of different threats.
The primary threats to the election system come from hackers, but that’s not the only thing they can do.
They can also target election systems by attacking the infrastructure on which the elections are run.
What is the election campaign system?
Election campaigns are organized in clusters.
Elections Canada has a process to ensure that each campaign is as secure as possible, and that it’s managed in a way that ensures there is no breach.
This is done by monitoring the network activity, and by monitoring election systems.
For every campaign, a specific set of tools are used to help ensure that all of the systems are protected.
These tools are called election infrastructure.
Some systems are more vulnerable to cyberattacks than others.
Some are not vulnerable at all, while others are more susceptible to cyberattack than others and some may have a higher vulnerability than others because of their age or the fact that they have more complex or remote components.
How do election infrastructure get breached?
The election system is divided into several types of components.
Each is part of a cluster.
There are the voting centres that are used for the electoral process.
There is the campaign offices, where people go to vote, as well as the offices of election managers, where election managers run campaigns.
There also is the electoral commission office, where candidates run their campaigns and the media office, which reports on election results.
The rest of the system is comprised of the voter registration and absentee ballot systems, the electronic voting machines, the counting equipment, the polling stations, and so on.
The most important part of the electoral infrastructure is the central election headquarters.
These offices are where the candidates and their campaign teams meet to plan their campaign, which includes the planning and the preparation of their campaigns’ election posters and robocalls.
In the end, the central office is the only part of our elections system that is not connected to the internet.
The central office itself is not vulnerable to attack, but the information it receives from the internet can be hacked and can be intercepted.
The only way to make sure that election systems are secure is to secure the infrastructure that the elections is run on, which means protecting it from cyberattacks.
What kinds of systems are in a cluster?
A cluster consists of a number the size of an election, usually called a district.
A district is a group of election centres, and these centres are linked together using a network.
Each of these electoral centres has a different set of infrastructure, and they work in concert to manage the election process.
The key is that the infrastructure at the centre meets the requirements of the campaign.
Each candidate can have multiple campaign offices in different districts, but they all have the same election headquarters and, therefore, they can all run the same campaign.
In order to prevent any candidate from having multiple offices, the campaign managers use a voting system that takes all of their candidates’ signatures and transmits them to all the candidates in the district.
In other words, all of these voters are in one election.
In theory, the system works the same way for every district.
But in practice, the district election process can be very different from one election to another.
Some districts are more secure than others, and some candidates can use different systems than others can.
What can we do to keep the election secure?
Elections Canada maintains a website that tracks cyberthreats, and it has developed a security framework that helps ensure that it is up to date with the latest threats and the current vulnerabilities.
The federal government has also established a national security committee that advises the government on election security