SecurityScorecard Partners with Defending Digital Campaigns to Help Make Elections Safer Through Security Ratings
New York, NY - August 19, 2020 – SecurityScorecard, the global leader in security ratings, announced today it is offering its industry leading ratings platform and questionnaire solution at no cost to 2020 Federal Campaigns (Presidential, House, Senate) and National Parties and Committees in partnership withDefending Digital Campaigns (DDC).
Defending Digital Campaigns is a non-partisan organization that provides leading security products and services at low- and no-cost to federal campaigns to help them defend from cyberattack. Through the partnership, SecurityScorecard is offering complimentary access to its cybersecurity ratings platform to enable any campaign to instantly understand and continuously monitor its own cybersecurity risk, and that of its third-party vendors. In addition, campaigns can both continuously monitor and send security questionnaires via the SecurityScorecard portal to any third-party vendors supporting their operations for a 360° view of cybersecurity risk.
“Vendors are the biggest attack risk for campaigns, and many of their service providers are often small businesses who hold sensitive data. Security ratings are a powerful solution to mitigate this risk,” said Sachin Bansal, general counsel at SecurityScorecard. “Our partnership with the DDC demonstrates our bipartisan commitment to defending the American democracy and stopping election interference. We’re all on the same side in the fight against malicious actors attacking our economy in the midst of a global pandemic.”
The DDC aims to make the political process more secure by providing political parties and campaigns with access to the knowledge, products and services to defend themselves against advanced cyber threats and attacks.
“Third-party cybersecurity risk for political campaigns is a real and significant concern,” said Michael Kaiser, president and CEO, Defending Digital Campaigns. “We are thrilled to partner with SecurityScorecard and bring a powerful tool into the campaign ecosystem to help address that risk and make campaigns safer.”
SecurityScorecard’s partnership with Defending Digital Campaigns continues its policy and thought leadership in cybersecurity, and follows recent partnerships with multiple nonprofit Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, such as inHealthcare,National Defense, and others.
SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with over 1.5 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by over 1,000 organizations for enterprise cyber risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting and cyber insurance underwriting; making all organizations more resilient by allowing them to easily find and fix cybersecurity risks across their externally facing digital footprint. Every company has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visitsecurityscorecard.comor connect with us onLinkedIn.