Free Infrastructure Safeguarding for Electoral Bodies

Electoral Process Protection

The current rise of cyberattacks is impacting all industries and verticals. While the 2018 U.S. midterm elections are complete, the next set of elections is only a few years away, and now is the time to prepare. Electoral bodies are especially in danger of targeted threats as malicious actors are known to be developing new attack vectors and leveraging online vulnerabilities to endanger the integrity of our election procedures.

To respond to the findings from an Akamai-led state-level election threat report, Akamai is offering interested electoral bodies a solution designed to proactively identify, block, and mitigate targeted threats including malware, ransomware, phishing, and data exfiltration — all at no cost for a 90 -day trial period.*

A recursive DNS-based solution, Enterprise Threat Protector with Akamai Cloud Security Intelligence, can be configured and deployed within minutes, and requires no hardware or software changes to install. It works in conjunction with your current security infrastructure to help protect your elections network from the following threats:

  • Allowing employees to unknowingly access phishing links
  • Exposing sensitive data and credentials to foreign and domestic hackers
  • Allowing malware to access external command-and-control servers and tamper with elections data
  • Succumbing to ransomware attacks and networks being held hostage until payment is made

*terms and conditions apply.