The FBI is rolling out its new cybersecurity policy, a move that could impact the American election process.
But the bureau is still reviewing the guidelines and other security policies that have been proposed for the next five years.
That’s due to come out of the FBI Director’s Advisory Committee, which will discuss the issue at a meeting later this month.
The FBI’s cyber-security guidance comes in response to a string of recent attacks against American voting systems, including a breach of a Florida voting system that exposed the identities of 2 million voters and millions of voter-registration records.
The cyber-attack occurred during the 2016 presidential election, and cybersecurity experts say that could affect the accuracy of the vote count.
The Cybersecurity and Election Assistance Advisory Committee is an interagency committee created by Congress in 2014 to advise the president on cybersecurity issues, including how to protect the integrity of voting systems and the privacy of voting information.
The committee meets quarterly to consider cybersecurity recommendations, including the FBI guidelines.
The advisory committee is chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.
In response to the Florida attack, the FBI released its cybersecurity guidance, which has been described as a more detailed version of its previous guidance.
The new guidelines are due out by the end of the year.