ZeroFOX, the leading provider of advanced artificial intelligence-powered digital risk protection, announced the availability of a groundbreaking new Election Protection offering to safeguard political candidates, campaigns, and organizations from threats actively targeting elections, fundraising initiatives and other election-related activities.
The solution analyzes billions of data elements across a wide array of social media and other digital platforms to identify and protect against threats ranging from impersonating social media accounts and phishing attacks, to scams, deepfake videos, threats of physical harm and more.
“Elections are prime targets for bad actors with motivations ranging from influencing outcomes to weakening democracies through misinformation. Many adversaries seek financial gain via fraud and scams, or threaten the personal safety of candidates, employees and volunteers,” said James C. Foster, CEO of ZeroFOX.
“Our advanced platform is uniquely positioned for internet-scale election protection, and the recent announcement of our new AI-based deepfake detection features also makes us the first commercial organization in the world to offer this capability at scale. It also demonstrates our commitment to protecting against rapidly emerging threats and changing adversary tactics.”
ZeroFOX’s Election Protection offering provides complete visibility, protection and remediation of next-generation threats. This comprehensive, turnkey offering protects digital and social media assets owned by election campaigns and candidates, identifies threats, disrupts adversary efforts, and dismantles underlying adversarial infrastructure.
The solution combines the power of ZeroFOX’s patented digital risk protection platform with our global operations and threat research teams – who work around the clock to validate alerts, analyze threats and remediate issues, so campaign teams can remain focused on winning. Key benefits of the offering include:
- Protection for candidate(s) identities from fake social media and digital accounts
- Protection for campaign digital assets (e.g., websites, social media accounts, domains, mobile applications, email accounts, digital fundraising efforts) from account takeover, phishing and other attacks
- Real-time protection and removal of fake, malicious, or offensive content posted to candidate/campaign-owned social media pages
- Rapid situational awareness for threats of violence against candidates and campaign employees
- Safeguards campaign fundraising efforts and initiatives from fraud and scams
- Identification and removal of deepfake videos
“While election tampering is an age-old story, modern elections have become primarily digital affairs,” noted Dr. Aviel Rubin, PhD, Professor & Technical Director of the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute and leading expert on election security.
“Thus, the risks have changed and expanded significantly. Beyond directly attacking voter registration, voting machines, and vote counting infrastructure, those with malicious intent have a myriad of new pathways to cause harm to elections, candidates and democracies. ZeroFOX’s advanced platform can help mitigate important risks across social media and other digital platforms.”