During this election period, the CNCS reinforced "personal and technical commitment", guaranteeing a "special capacity for prevention, detection and reaction to actions and initiatives" that could possibly jeopardize the electoral process.
This work was done, according to the same information, "in close cooperation and coordination with the national authorities and with the security community," both national and international, including the European CSIRT Network.
Before the European elections in May, the CNCS held a national exercise in April to test possible incidents in cyberspace within the scope of the electoral process.
On June 14, in Washington, the Defense Minister discussed the problem of possible foreign interference with fake news in Portugal, he said there was "no great evidence" that it happened in elections, such as the European elections in May, although he concedes that the country is also vulnerable.
João Gomes Cravinho was questioned during a conference in Washington, organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and responded: "We did not have any great evidence of foreign interference in our elections."