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Thycotic Releases Cybersecurity “Election Protection” Toolkit to Safeguard Candidates Running for Office

Written by Jordan True

August 14th, 2018

Campaign Security Toolkit designed to help protect those running for office against cyber-attacks and cybercriminals

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2018 Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, today announced the release of its Cybersecurity Election Protection Toolkit in an effort to keep U.S. candidates and their staffs secure and safe from criminal hackers during the 2018 mid-term elections. With the release of its Election Protection Toolkit, Thycotic aims to help campaigns for federal, state and local elected offices prevent attacks on their credentials/passwords amid recent cyber threats by Russian hackers and other cybercriminals.

Thycotic’s Election Protection Toolkit directly addresses the typical methods used to attack campaigns such as cracking weak user passwords, getting unsuspecting users to download malware in phishing attacks, and stealing confidential communications. The Kit includes a free digital edition of Cybersecurity for Dummies along with a poster template for printouts to hang in campaign offices that will help educate staffers about what they can do to protect their passwords and safeguard their online activities. The Kit also includes an Incident Response Template, should a campaign discover it has been hacked.

“As a Washington, D.C. based cyber security provider, we have a firm pulse on what the government requires in terms of cyber security surrounding recent attempted hacks on candidates and government officials. With many in the U.S. House of representatives and the Senate up for re-election in November, along with a host of newcomers on the political scene, our goal in offering this Election Protection Toolkit is to help ensure the integrity of our mid-term elections,” said Steve Kahan, Chief Marketing Officer at Thycotic.

In addition, the Free Election Protection Toolkit includes links to online free tools, such as:

“These are some of the free resources that Thycotic offers to organizations seeking to protect their critical data assets,” Kahan added.  “For individuals and committees managing campaigns, the Cybersecurity Election Protection Toolkit is a great starting point.