We are kicking of the InvinciBull Secure Democracy Initiative inviting all campaigns – local, state and national – to use our personal VPN absolutely free for the length of the campaign. To understand the threat, see the infographic below.
We want to protect political campaigns from hacking by nation states and other rogue actors intent on disrupting the democratic process. Trustworthy VPNs like ours, work by encrypting data sent over public wifi, preventing cyber spies from stealing. InvinciBull is a signee of the Center for Democracy & Technology Signals of Trustworthiness.
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“Humans power campaigns, and thousands of Americans work on them, many of whom are volunteers and likely rely on public wifi where their passwords, contact information and campaign details can be captured by hackers,” said June Bower, from InvinciBull. “Public wifi is a necessary evil for teams that must be mobile. Thankfully a personal VPN can solve the problem.”
90% of cybersecurity breaches are a result of human error
In 2016, thousands of campaign workers supported national candidates. Hillary Clinton had 4200 paid and 89,000 unpaid volunteers. Donald Trump had 880 paid workers. His volunteer count could not be verified but numbers ranged from thousands to one million. Each one used personal computers and mobile devices, exponentially increasing the risk of a breach.
According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, nation states including Russia, China and Iran are already targeting campaigns and the organizations that power them. They note: “Dozens of attacks have already been reported on campaigns and party organizations across the country, disrupting websites and stealing documents and communications.”
Personal VPNs are recommended for paid and volunteer staff
US organizations intent on keeping campaigns safe recommend that campaigns use VPNs including the FBI, through its Protected Voices project. Harvard’s Belfer Center published a campaign playbook, which advises campaign workers — paid and volunteers — who want to use public wifi to take the necessary precautions beforehand. “When traveling, or before you set up your campaign office, avoid public wifi services as much as possible and use trusted wifi networks wherever possible,” the authors wrote, adding “Where possible, staffers should use a VPN. VPNs help protect against intruders when on public wifi.”
There’s absolutely no reason to put your campaign at risk using public wifi. Get InvinciBull VPN for your team. Turn it on and you’re always protected. InvinciBull is a US-based company and we are sticklers for privacy. We don’t collect or sell your data, ever.