Elastic partners with DDC to offer free election security to 2020 campaigns

Editor’s Note — August 19, 2020: The Elastic Endpoint Security solution mentioned in this post is now referred to as Elastic Security. The broader Elastic Security solution delivers endpoint security, SIEM, threat hunting, cloud monitoring, and more. Future mentions of Elastic endpoint security will refer to the specific anti-malware protection that users can enable in Ingest Manager.

We are excited to announce that Elastic will offer free, monitored Elastic Endpoint Security to the 2020 US presidential and congressional campaigns in partnership with Defending Digital Campaigns.

Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) is a non-partisan organization that provides low- and no-cost security products and services to federal campaigns to help defend them from cyberattacks and election interference. We are proud to deliver a monitored Elastic Endpoint Security solution, supported by members of the Elastic Security team.

Campaigns have faced two significant barriers as they seek to better secure themselves from cyber threats: The high cost of quality cybersecurity products and the experience to organize an effective security strategy. The DDC helps campaigns quickly overcome these barriers of cost and expertise, allowing campaign staff to focus on what they do best.

Through DDC, security vendors like Elastic provide products and services directly to campaigns. The U.S. Federal Election Commission uniquely permits DDC to help campaigns receive these capabilities due to the nonprofit C4’s steadfastly non-partisan commitment. 

"Increasing the cybersecurity defenses of political campaigns is one of the most critical elements of protecting our democracy,” said Michael Kaiser, President and CEO of DDC. “Defending Digital Campaigns, with a mission to make campaigns more cybersecure, is proud to partner with Elastic Security on making endpoint protection, a core cybersecurity service, widely available to campaigns." 

Elastic Security team members aren’t strangers to the challenge of securing presidential campaigns, and have spent the past year assisting in the early stages of the 2020 U.S. election. Our partnership with DDC enables Elastic Security to achieve an even greater scale and impact — applying security expertise and technology to help maintain the integrity of democracy.

For more information or to apply for Elastic Security services for your team’s campaign, please visit the Elastic election security page.