Czech Republic: Cyber security office to assist in presidential election | Prague Monitor

The Czech cyber and information security office (NUKIB) seated in Brno will operate in an emergency mode during the January 12-13 presidential election, with up to 25 experts ready to ward off any cyber attack, which may happen, NUKIB spokesman Radek Holy told CTK on Thursday. A hacker attack in the wake of the October general election caused drop-outs of the election websites of the Czech Statistical Office (CSU). It is being investigated by the police. NUKIB has been operating since the summer of 2017 with the aim of providing support in case of cyber attacks.

“Cooperation with the Czech Statistical Office has been established since the previous election. We are preparing jointly that another similar incident could happen during the forthcoming election. That somebody may attempt something or may have bad intentions,” Holy said.

NUKIB’s experts and analysts will be on alert and connected with the CSU, the Foreign Affairs and the Interior Ministry, just like during the October election.

If the CSU or any of its partners report anything nonstandard, the office will assist them in resolving the problem.

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