FEC Gives Green Light for Free Cybersecurity Help in Federal Elections

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has approved a request by nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) to offer federal candidates and national political party committees free and discounted cybersecurity services as a way to beef up US election security. In an opinion letter issued on May 21 to DDC, the FEC said it reached its conclusion “under the unusual and exigent circumstances presented by your request and in light of the demonstrated, currently enhanced threat of foreign cyberattacks against party and candidate committees, the Commission approves DDC’s proposed activity.”

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