McAfee Offers Free McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to Help Secure State Election Systems

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In an effort to help secure U.S. election systems, McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced it will offer state election officials in all 50 United States access to a free twelve-month license of McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud. The McAfee Cloud for Secure Elections Program will help ensure that the cloud-based storage services housing voter and citizen data are properly configured for maximum security and are continuously monitored for internal and external intrusion, and that no citizen or voter data is improperly uploaded to or shared from cloud services.

"McAfee believes that Together is Power and is committed to protecting the integrity of the electoral system," said Ken Kartsen, vice president of public sector sales, McAfee. "We believe the McAfee Cloud for Secure Elections Program will fill a foundational security requirement for cloud by protecting against intrusion from those who aim to tamper with the United States elections."

McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud provides a comprehensive monitoring, auditing and remediation solution for infrastructure-as-a-service environments, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, and software as a service (SaaS) environments, such as Office 365 and Box. State election officials who take advantage of the offer can use McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to ensure the integrity and security of their voter data throughout the election cycle. For example, they can continuously monitor AWS and Azure storage resources that house voter data to ensure that they have enabled the most stringent security settings possible, and they can monitor Office 365 and Box to ensure that voter data is not housed or shared in SaaS services in violation of security policies.

"McAfee is committed to putting our cybersecurity expertise to work in the defense of democracy around the world," added Kartsen.