Google project hopes to provide election security globally | TheHill – Protect Your Election includes an anti-phishing program, two-factor identification software and mitigation of an attack known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS), and is meant for elections infrastructure, political parties and newspapers covering the contests.
“Defense of free expression is at the core of Jigsaw’s mission,” said Jigsaw Head of Communications and Senior Advisor Dan Keyserling. “And protecting elections websites is critical to that.”
On Tuesday, Jigsaw and Google announced a French-language version of the tools and began outreach to French election stakeholders. Keyserling says a German version will soon follow.