Election Phishing Defense & Political Campaign Cyber Security
Cofense is a Defending Digital Campaigns partner. We enable political campaigns to see and stop cyber-threats faster. No one wants to relive the security nightmares of 2016 or be the first to fall for new threat actor tactics. Our experience, expertise, and managed phishing service protect you against the latest email-based attacks.
Attackers continue to grow more advanced, says Aaron Higbee, the co-founder of the cybersecurity firm Cofense, which focuses on phishing defense. Higbee encountered a phishing email sent by the same Russian hacking group that broke into the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Higbee said the new message made the 2016 phishing attack look simple in hindsight. “What that says to me,” Higbee said, “is they didn’t have to try that hard to hack” the election. “They’re certainly more capable, and that’s what we should be looking out for.“
— Aaron Higbee, CTO & Co-founder, Cofense, as featured on NPR June 2020
Election Security in the News
Global Cyber Alliance Launches New Security Efforts for Elections
Cyber Criminals Turn to Phishing to Lure Data
NBC News Forms New Election Security Team
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