Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last Friday requested that Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, adjutant general of Wisconsin, put the state’s National Guard cyber response teams on standby ahead of the midterm elections. Both Federal and state officials stressed that there is no active threat; however, the cyber response teams are prepared to assist in the event of a “cybersecurity incident” during the elections. “Wisconsin votes should feel confident that the Wisconsin National Guard’s team is ready if needed to provide assistance on Election Day,” said Dunbar.

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.