Email authentication technologies provider Valimail said today it will provide its email anti-fraud service free of charge to state boards of election, voting system vendors, and major-party U.S. election campaigns.  In doing so, the company joins a number of other security technology providers that have announced similar giveaways in recent weeks, including Cylance, Akamai, McAfee, and Cloudflare. “Bad actors are trying to disrupt our elections and sow chaos in our democracy,” said Alexander Garcia-Tobar, Valimail’s chief executive officer. “They are targeting email because it is one of the weakest points in digital communications,” he said, adding, “the upshot is that the public can’t trust whether an email comes from a legitimate campaign or some Russian hacker.”

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John Curran
John Curran
John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.