Wisconsin National Guard Cyber Teams on standby for elections

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin National Guard cyber response teams are on standby for the election.

The teams are prepared to assist local and state election officials in the event of a cyber-security incident during the elections.

Federal and state officials stress there is no active threat, these are precautionary measures.

The Wisconsin National Guard is one of several throughout the nation advising state and local officials in this capacity.

The Elections Commission remains the lead agency and the guard is standing by to support at their request.

The Wisconsin National Guard cyber teams are ready to respond anywhere in the state to provide a number of capabilities including assisting and advising election officials in the cyber domain.

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