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FBI Director Says Intelligence Agency Partnerships Key to 2024 Election Security

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FBI Director Says Intelligence Agency Partnerships Key to 2024 Election Security

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that intelligence organizations such as the U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will need to work closely to deal with cyberthreats to the 2024 U.S. elections.

Speaking at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance event, he warned of foreign cyber actors armed with generative artificial intelligence and other advanced technology, The Record reported Friday.

Wray explained that the United States will likely contend with faster, more complex attacks from an increasing number of adversaries because generative AI is “lowering the barrier to entry” and making it easier to hide malicious activity.

According to Wray, collaboration needs to extend to the private sector and state, local and election authorities to protect against such threats.

CISA Director Jen Easterly, a 2024 Wash100 winner, wrote in a July 2023 blog post that her organization will recruit election security advisers to work alongside state and local election officials and regional directors.

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