Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and FireEye Partner in Preparation for 2020 U.S. Election
FireEye to help Indiana protect its election infrastructure against potential breaches
MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced its participation within the State of Indiana’s election security initiative to establish voter confidence in 2020 and beyond.
Through this partnership, FireEye will provide Indiana counties with internet traffic monitoring to protect against threats and state data intrusions. This includes implementing FireEye technologies at the county level, and FireEye Managed Defense service for active monitoring and hunting of bad actors within their environments to detect and block threats, backstopping their security officials should action need to be taken. This initial 40-month contract will carry the Indiana Secretary of State’s office and counties through the 2022 U.S. election.
“We selected FireEye because of its reputation – in election security, threat intelligence, and in incident response. FireEye has helped us address both detection and prevention with the context needed to act quickly as needed. This partnership also helps further collaboration between the Secretary of State’s office, Indiana counties, FireEye, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” said Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer. “This statewide effort is about protection at every level to give voters and other entities confidence that our systems are safe and secure.”
Other voter security measures taken by Secretary Lawson include limiting access to voter registration systems by requiring a multifactor authentication protocol for county election offices, implementing risk-limiting audits, and working with the DHS to perform regular cyber vulnerability scanning on the statewide voter registration system.
“Election security is a growing priority, and the Indiana Secretary of State is leading the nation with the infrastructure it has put in place,” said Tom Guarente, VP, External Affairs & Alliances for U.S. Public Sector at FireEye. “States like Indiana are tackling this challenge holistically and collaboratively by extending beyond just technologies to also focus on emergency management and preparedness. We applaud Secretary Lawson for her leading role in shoring up the State’s election defenses and believe other states will take to Indiana's leading approach as well.”
FireEye remains committed to helping federal and state and local government entities stay informed on today’s cyber threats and what steps they can take regarding free and fair elections. FireEye election security materials can be found at www.fireeye.com/elections
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