Google offers free DDOS protection for elections and campaigns

Google has extended its free DDOS protection tool to campaigns and elections to increase their resiliency from denial of service attacks.

“On Wednesday, Jigsaw announced that Project Shield, its free DDoS protection tool, would be available to political campaigns, candidates and political action committees. In the past, the tool — which protects websites from attacks by filtering the flood of traffic — had been available only for journalists, human rights advocates and, since last March, election monitors and human rights groups. 

Jigsaw had seen hackers take down websites for election monitoring in Mexico, France, South Korea and the Netherlands, and hoped to prevent future DDoS attacks. Conard said that political parties, campaigns and organizations are a growing target for cyberattacks during election cycles. And Project Shield won’t be just available to major political organizations — it’ll be available to protect local elections as well.”

Source: Google rolls out free cyberattack shield for elections and campaigns – CNET

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