When it comes to election security, Kim Wyman has demonstrated that she is not only an expert in elections, but in cyber security as well. For the last 20 years, Kim Wyman has made it her mission to secure our elections against unlawful interference from foreign and domestic sources. Under Kim Wyman’s leadership, Washington has led the nation in election security.
- When faced with attempted foreign hacking in 2016, Kim Wyman went to work creating the first in the country Elections Security Operation Center (ESOC). This Center is dedicated to protecting the state’s elections, as well as all elections offices in all of Washington’s 39 counties as well. Election officials across the state now have firewall protections, cyber monitoring, and security training to help them protect the very foundation of our elections.
- Kim Wyman has also defended our state by establishing partnerships with the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and our own National Guard. These partnerships give our state’s elections ongoing support and protection from America’s top cyber security experts.
- Kim helped establish the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) to support the cybersecurity needs of the national election community. This gives access to all 50 states and the District of Columbia to state-of-the-art cyber defense tools and trainings.
Kim has built up the security needed to protect our elections far into the future. This work cannot stop. Foreign and domestic hackers are always looking for ways to attack our elections. They only have to get it right once, where we have to get it right 24/7. Kim is prepared and ready to bring in new technologies with the help of the partnerships she has created with cybersecurity experts. She will also continue to adjust the already robust election security trainings to make sure that all election officials are up to date and ready for new and emerging threats.