The Government of Canada recently announced the creation of a Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections (SITE) Task Force, comprised of officials from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Global Affairs Canada, and CSE. In anticipation of the 2019 election, the SITE Task Force will help the government assess and respond to foreign threats.
CSE will assist Canadian political parties and elections administrators, as appropriate. CSE, in coordination with its Cyber Centre, has offered to provide cyber security advice and guidance to all major political parties, in part through a Cyber Security Guide for Campaign Teams. CSE will continue to work closely with Elections Canada to protect its infrastructure.
We encourage Canadians to consult the Cyber Centre’s online brochure for cyber security advice and guidance, and social media tips. CSE’s Get Cyber Safe campaign will also continue to publish relevant advice and guidance on www.getcybersafe.gc.ca in advance of the 2019 Federal Election.