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Thycotic Offers Free Cyber Security “Election Protection Toolkit”

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Written by Kali Linette

November 5th, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2019 — Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to 10,000 organizations worldwide, including 25 percent of the Fortune 100, today released a free, online cyber security Election Protection Toolkit to help campaign organizations protect themselves from hackers during the 2020 election cycle.

The toolkit focuses on helping federal, state and local campaign staffers prevent attacks on their computer credentials and passwords by foreign government hackers and other cybercriminals.

Cyber security tools are provided to educate campaign staff on how to avoid typical methods of compromising their communications such as cracking weak user passwords and getting unsuspecting users to click on links that download malware in phishing attacks.

“With the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command expanding efforts to identify and stop foreign influence and criminal activity in our elections,” said James Legg, President and CEO at Thycotic. “It’s important that we in the cybersecurity industry do our part to secure our democratic process.”

The cyber security Election Protection Toolkit includes:

  • “Digital Tips for Defending Democracy” poster that can be easily printed and distributed to campaign staff members and posted in their offices.
  • Free Cybersecurity for Dummies eBook explains best practices to safeguard online activities for non-technical audiences.
  • Incident Response Template provides an action guide in the event a campaign experiences a cyber security breach.

“As a Washington, D.C.-based cyber security provider, Thycotic has extensive experience on what safeguards are needed to fend off attempted hacks on the passwords and computers of candidates, their campaign staff, and volunteers,” Legg said.

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

“Thycotic offers these free resources to organizations on a continuous basis aimed at helping them protect their critical data assets,” said Terence Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer at Thycotic. “For individuals and committees managing campaigns, the cyber security Election Protection Toolkit is a great starting point in helping defend our democracy.”

Download the entire Election Protection Toolkit here.

 

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Kali Linette

Kali is a newer addition to Thycotic. Prior to joining the marketing team, she spent a few years with a digital agency managing niche online communities. Kali brings a strong background in community management and oversees Thycotic's digital communities.